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In traditional shibori crafts, artisans have long been known to devise ways in which the handwork finds the most efficient route to achieve its production goal. They attend to the smallest detail, such as the choice of a tying thread.
A Japanese technique of binding fabric in various ways before dyeing, to create areas that are not exposed to dye. After dyeing and removing the binding, the undyed areas then create the pattern.
Shibori is a Japanese term for several methods of dyeing cloth with a pattern by binding, stitching, folding, twisting, compressing it, or capping. Some of these methods are known in the West as tie-dye.