Shibori Dyed Earrings

July 22 2019

Shibori dyed canvas earrings – it doesn’t get cooler than that! We love how these look on kids and adults. Create these for yourself or even dye them with the kids. DIY mother-daughter matching earrings?

Supplies
  • Canvas
  • Rit All-Purpose Liquid Dye: Indigo Used Here
  • Rubber Bands
  • Measuring Cup
  • Plastic Container
  • Scissors
  • Rubber Gloves
  • Earring Wire
Time
1 Hour Total: {{ partial.tKL2.total }}
Difficulty
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Instructions
  1. Prewash canvas in warm, soapy water. This helps to remove any finishes that may interfere with dye absorption.
  2. Accordion fold or “fan fold” the canvas down the length of the canvas.
  3. Wrap rubber bands tightly around the canvas at various points.
  4. Wearing rubber gloves, mix 1/2 cup of well-shaken Indigo dye with two cups of very hot tap water. Mix well.
  5. Submerge canvas in dyebath for 20 minutes.
  6. Rinse with cool water until rinse water runs clear.
  7. Remove rubber bands and let canvas dry.
  8. Tear a 1.25” wide strip. To make it easier to rip, snip material with a scissors to get the tear started.
  9. Tear the strip into 2.5” long pieces.
  10. Attach ear wire to pieces.
  11. And enjoy!
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