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Hand-dyed Shibori workshop at MiH Jeans HQ + a chance to win a piece from the collection!

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Endless ways to create patterns

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Clothes-pegs create little white squares on the pattern

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The dye appears green before oxidizing into the deep blue

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Hand-dyed Shibori workshops at MiH Jeans HQ

We’ve all done this before – more commonly known as the tie-dye, even more commonly known as the shaming of a perfectly fine pair of jeans by way of a handful of rubber bands and household bleach. Let’s be honest, this was way before the time of Dr Internet, nobody knew how long you were meant to keep the jeans in the bucket for – all I remember was that mine always turned out looking as if I sat on a freshly-painted park bench, or took a very restless hobo-nap on one. Shibori on the other hand, is a fascinating alternative form of tie-dying, an ancient Japanese cloth-dyeing technique that mostly involves the colour indigo and techniques such as folding, stitching and twisting fabric, using bamboo sticks, ropes and marbles.

MiH Jeans recently hosted a couple Shibori workshops at their HQ in Hammersmith, led by LA artist Niki Livingston, and on attending one I fell in love with the set-up (“OMG, I dye”, to borrow words from Rachel Zoe) + art/science behind it all, I decided to team up with MiH Jeans to gift TWO lucky folk the chance to win a piece from the collection. Let me iterate, there are only 20 pieces available in each design and every single piece was hand-dyed by Niki herself, which took approximately about a bazillion hours (don’t quote me on this) given the complexity of the technique. Seriously exclusive. My personal favourite is the dotty Oversize shirt, reminds me of all the marbles I lost over the years…

#LetsGoIndigo

How to enter: Easy peasy – either Instagram an image of your indigo inspiration (think anything blue), tag @MiHJeans and include #letsgoindigo. Or enter via Pinterest by re-pinning your favourite image from our Let’s Go Indigo board. Check here for full terms & conditions.

Good luck!

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28 Comments

  1. must be amazing and sooo exciting !

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  2. Great job !

    L.A

  3. Ollyvia Laura

    SUPER LOVE THE IDEA :)

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  4. I did it ^^
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  5. These are such beautiful photos! I love the finished products – much better looking than the tie-dyes I wore in the 90s! x

  6. So interesting. So cool photos, white and blue sobreexposure

  7. Super post!

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  8. wow what a treat!!!

  9. The result is beautiful! Oh my goodness I cant remember the last time I used tie dye. Probably back in my school days. Thats a good 10+ years ago.

    Spitbank Fort | Secrets of The Solent

  10. Danielle

    These photos are fantastic!

  11. These look fab, looks like you had great fun too
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx

  12. wonderful capture!

    http://monkeyshines-monkeyshines.blogspot.com

  13. Fabuloussss workshop!! The large dot print is beautiful. Plus there was cake.

  14. Looks like such a cracking workshop. I’ve not heard of the technique before but would love to hear more. Yeah menswear brands should be putting stuff on like this, I’d love to see that.

    Buckets & Spades

  15. absolutely love this! Definitely on my list of things I want to do…

    Valentina
    http://valentinaduracinsky.blogspot.com/

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  17. Oh I love this so much, the finished products look awesome!

  18. What a great DIY workshop, and I love the Dune slides!
    Mafalda ❤
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  19. Man I love the pictures on your blog! So inspiring!

  20. This seems like such a fun DIY!

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  22. Omg! Its awesome every item looks great! But gotta ask: how did you guys get the perfect white polka dots?!?!?

  23. Those are actually the ones that Niki did at her studio – apparently you use the marble + tie technique then apply rice glue on the outer areas of the circle so that the dye doesn’t get through to it? Hope that helps a bit!

  24. This looks incredible. I’ve been wanting to tie-dye something ever since I saw the Asish SS14 collection (I think that was the one…). Do you remember it? There was a multicolored tie-dyed sequin dress that was amazing. I really like this solid colour option though. It feels a bit less hippy and a bit more chic.

    Gorgeous photos as per usual. xx

  25. Hi Park,

    Why don’t they inform the winner?

  26. Hi Molly (my name is Shini :)) – they already have back in May 22nd to whomever won! (They don’t announce this publicly.)

  27. Thanks so much Shini ^^ Sorry I forgot your name. I will note next time. Have a nice day, Shini!

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