In recent months, I’ve seen mud cloth really taking off, replacing (or adding to) a lot of the shibori patterns we’ve been seeing everywhere for the last few years. Although I certainly love the look of vintage mud cloth its ridiculously expensive. I found one yard of mud cloth fabric at a Paris flea market last spring for $299 euro! Yikes!
What is so beautiful about the patterns is the raw textures and dying in super simple shapes. It’s a very graphic, but organic addition to the rest of the patterns in our homes. I’ve seen mud cloth in various shades of black, brown, tan, and cream – with the basic black and white being my favorite. I thought it was about time I gave this trend a little DIY treatment with my favorite go-to method. [Read more…]