The Makings of the Shibori Bandana. Each Shibori Bandana is individually made from the dying process to the stitch detail.
We first begin, by washing the raw fabric.
Then we tie it to get it prepared for the dye process.
Once it's ready to be dyed, we dip it in the indigo dye several times. This process can take up to 3 hours. After it's dyed, we hang dry it.
Which usually takes a day. After it's all dry, we wash it again about 5 times to get all the excess dye off. Then we hang dry again. The picture above is unwashed. The indigo will get a lighter once it's washed.
After it's all dry, we add a heavy stitch detail that is all done by hand. This is the stitching you see going across the center of the bandana. It can get tricky to get the stitch to be straight when you are hand stitching, so we take our time to make sure it's done nicely.
After we hand- stitch it we sew the hand stitch secure and sew the rolled hem and it's finally finished! It's a process that usually take an additional 2-3 days to make as oppose to the other bandanas. It's a beautifully crafted Bandana. If your looking for a special gift for your pup that is unique you won't be disappointed with the Shibori Bandana. We hope you enjoy reading about The Makings of the Shibori Bandana :)