Woven shibori is a process of weaving and resist-dyeing developed by shibori artist, Catharine Ellis. Using these blanks, woven at The Oriole Mill in North Carolina, you can skip the weaving part and go straight to natural dyeing a scarf.
The scarf blanks are made of high-quality mercerized pima cotton which dyes beautifully. The pattern/gathering threads are supplemental to the ground cloth and are used to gather the fabric and make a resist for dye. In the final step, the pattern threads are removed from the cloth, leaving only their memory in the dyed pattern. (The threads in the fabric are the ones removed after dyeing.) Complete instructions included.