Shibori pieces fascinate me!
What is Shibori?
Shibori is traditionally dyed with indigo
but when I first started to dyed fabrics
several years ago; I experimented with
setacolors paints instead.
Hardly anyone was doing that at the time;
now a lot of people are making
beautiful colored shibori pieces.
I have been making Shibori pieces on and off
for a couple of years now.
Trying different experiments and asking
myself "What if" - going beyond
the traditional. Sometimes making a
traditional piece but the a twist.
And twist I did with this Arashi shibori.
(This is one of my first)
Which is basically fabric wrapped
around a pole but you can use a
The way I did the pole wrap about
to experiment with is - I hand
sewed runny stitches horizontally
every couple of inches and then
gathered them but not too tight.
I then wet the fabric and wrapped around
the pipe twisting as I went around.
I then applied the paint with one of
those sponge brushes. Waited until it
dried and then removed the fabric.
I was pleasantly surprised with the
Lately I've been doing another "What If"
again, I used Arashi shibori technique.
I call it Shibori Sun and it's done
in pastels - I love the way this one
Then I used a larger piece of fabric
and made this "Blue Moon" shibori piece.
I'm very happy with both of the results!