Itajime is the fold and clamp method of shibori. Having grown up in Japan, I spent many hours folding origami and I often think of that when practicing itajime shibori. Hand making paper in Japan is a fine art as well and itajime is also practiced in paper-making. Whenever we dyed easter eggs, we used the leftover dyes to dye folded up napkins creating beautiful patterns and the kids were always excited to see the results as they unfolded their masterpieces. Why not use this technique and make some hand decorated wrapping paper? ‘Tis the season!
The photo above includes some of the everyday objects you can use to create itajime shibori. How about using plastic tie wraps to create a resist?