We all have random sized pouches laying around, they might be white elephant gifts or gifts with purchase, they're not big enough to fit everything and such a waste to throw away!
Here's how to upcycle them into a bag you can bring out, sure to be the envy of your friends. The fun in DIY is creating a conversation, I often have people ask me where I got this and where I got that. People stop me on the streets to photograph me, discuss my art with me.
From these discussions, we also draw like minded people, connect with others, it's all good fun!
After my failed attempt at securing a Shibori masterclass during several trips to Japan, I have been dreaming about it since. It is an ancient Japanese tie dying method that requires hand crafting skills and hard labour that can't cater to tech age fast living, it's nowhere close to sustainable fashion AT ALL and that's a good thing!
This is a fast and easy version that picks up on the spirit of Shibori, to never quit dedicating ourselves to lifelong creative learning, to prioritise delayed gratification over instant gratification, to master one area is so much better than being a Jill of all trades.
With full honour towards Shibori creators and humbleness in my heart, here goes everything!