You guys! How has your weekend been? I’ve had a week of intense work on the new We Make Collective site. I’ve been putting in all the hours because I wanted it to be ready for when our collective-eees received the latest kits. So that has meant packing and coding and admining and editing all the live long day – but I could not be happier with the result (even though there are still a few minor bugs that need fixing but they’ll get done eventually.)
To celebrate the launch of the new site we’re sharing a tutorial from our members areas everyday this week! Yes my friends – that is seven freebie posts that you will get for the grand total of zero pounds. Whoop! And at the end of the freebie week/start of next week we will be hosting a huge competition (you’ll want to be around for this!) and launching the next kit!
To mix things up we’re going to be launching a little differently this time. For the first 24 hours you will be able to sign up for subscriptions for £30 with your recurring payments staying at that price BUT after the 24 hours are up the price is going to go increase to £35 recurring. If you want to get a deal then make sure you set your alarms for Monday next week! We’ll be announcing more on the kit later in the week so keep your eyes peeled.
But for now let’s get back to the tutorial! This DIY is from our Natural Dyeing and Shibori tutorials. The thing I love the most about experimenting with Shibori dyeing techniques is that you are never 100% (or even 50%) sure how it’s going to turn out. You never know how the knots, ties and wraps are going to effect how the dye reaches the fabric.
Sometimes the effect is just so beautiful you want to display it as a piece of art! And it couldn’t be easier to do so with this DIY easy wall hanging to frame a Shibori fabric piece. You can display any size fabric this way so whether it’s a postcard sized sample or a real statement sized piece then you have the perfect way to show it off!
- Dyed fabric
- Wooden strip
- Glue gun and glue sticks
- Hemming tape and an iron or needle and thread
1. Hem the sides of the fabric with the hemming tape or by sewing them, giving the edges nice clean lines. Measure the wooden strips and cut them down to 2-3″ longer than the width of the fabric.
2. If you have a drill make two holes at the ends of one wood strip (If not you can glue or tie the rope on later). This will be the top wood strip. Use the glue gun to spread glue along the strip and press the front of the top edge of the fabric onto the warm glue.
3. Glue the front of the front, bottom edge of the fabric to the other wood strip.
4. Thread the rope through the holes. Tie one end, measure the length you need and tie the other end. Cut off the excess rope and use the glue gun to spread a little hot glue over the knot to secure.
Now just hang your piece!