DAHER X SARAROSE: SHIBORI PLAY
Introducing our very first joint Shibori project - the Hibiscus Set! When we first set out to deconstruct and beautify these sad, solid-colored knit dresses, we had no idea we'd be birthing this fresh, flattering longsleeve top and the endlessly versatile magic wrap in this shockingly graphic floral print.
We used the traditional shibori technique of resist-dyeing using strings to tie off little bunches throughout the fabric, but instead of piece-dyeing each dress (mainly for lack of a large enough pot to dye them in) we decided to try bleaching out the tied bunches. We watched in absolute amazement as the bleach bled into what instantly looked like a floral pattern and then started actually screaming when the gorgeous and unexpected coral color appeared out of the original brown/gray material. After untying the bunches and washing out the bleach, we were speechless at the giant, perfect hibiscus flower x-ray print we had magically created!
Only five Hibiscus sets were made - each with its own unique floral print placement. They were all deconstructed and hand-dyed by Gabriella and Sararose at the DAHER atelier in Newburgh, New York💋