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Dyeing and Garments

Textile developed at Dyeing Lab - NID

Mentor: Mr. Prabhatbhai Desai

(2 weeks)

2017 - Summer break

Tie and Dye (bandhani)

A process of hand-dyeing fabric, in which sections of the fabric are tightly bound, as with thread, to resist the dye solution, thereby producing patterns.

Here the fabric has been tied with running stitches and dipped in indigo dye and later stitched from the ends to make a dupatta.

Arashi Shibori

Arashi shibori is also known as pole-wrapping Shibori. The cloth is wrapped on a diagonal around a pole.


Then the cloth is very tightly bound by wrapping thread up and down the pole. Next, the cloth is scrunched on the pole. The result is a pleated cloth with a design on a diagonal. 

Here the fabric has been used later to make delicate blouse for casual wear.

Clamp Dye

The wood resist needs to be placed on both sides of the folded cloth and then is held together tightly with a clamp. Bringing in the muscle to tighten the clamps!


The clamped fabric is then soaked in water to make it more absorptive to the dyeing process. It is then placed in the dye bath.

Here to get the flower patter two wooden blocks cut in shape of one leaf have been used with flap folds. Later used to stitch into fashionable pants to wear for your Sunday brunch.

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