Fast forward so many years and I still love the design aesthetic of Shibori dyeing. For those not in the know, Shibori dyeing is the ancient Japanese art of binding and dying cloth to create patterns . Different binding tools and techniques are used to create the desired patterns. With Kumo Shibori the fabric is pleated into horn-like segments which creates something that looks a little like sand dollars. Kanoko Shibori is what is thought of as Western tie-dyeing and traditionally involves the use of thread to create radiating circular patterns. Shibori is usually monochromatic and was traditionally created with using indigo. Other colors are more commonly used today, but indigo is still the dominant color. More muted and colors that are naturally occurring are the norm.