To continue my current love affair with blue and white, I really want a Shibori cushion for my bedroom.
I’m currently redecorating my bedroom in shades of blue, white and grey (with perhaps a few hits of pink), but more on that later. As part of the revamp, I really want a Shibori cushion for the bed, but I checked out a few on Etsy, and they’re a bit beyond me just now.
I thought about having a go at the Japanese dyeing technique myself, it doesn’t look too hard, but then I wondered if I couldn’t make something with a cushion cover and some ink that would be similar…
So I went to Spotlight and bought a plain white cotton cushion cover for $6. (I guess I could have made one from some plain cotton fabric, but I was looking for a quick fix. I know. I’m lazy that way.)
This was a little thicker that I wanted, but you have to work with what you can get.
So I folded this into ninths:
Then I mixed up some deep indigo artists ink by blending blue and black together.
Then I painted the ink around the folded edges.
Because of the thickness of the fabric, I needed to open it out and refold it to get the bits I missed. I suspect with a thinner fabric, this wouldn’t be necessary.
I sprayed the edges with water to help the ink soak into the fabric, then hung it on the line to dry.
It’s a pretty good imitation, and for $6 and about 10 minutes effort, I’m pleased with the results.