Dyeing Fabric - Shibori Techniques

Step Simple Stitching: Stitching in rows of straight lines creates a wood grain pattern called Mokume.

Developed by weaver and dyer Catharine Ellis (North Carolina, USA) in the 1990s, these woven shibori scarf blanks utilize weaving structure as a resist technique. Inspired by traditional Japanese nui (stitched) shibori, the blanks are woven with supplemental warp or weft threads which create resist patterns upon gathering. The sample set includes five patterns: blocks, chevron, diagonal, small circles, and zig-zag. 5 samples, approximately 30 x 28cm (12 x 11in). 75% mercerized pima cotton…

Woven Shibori Blank - Sample Set

Ammonite design in shibori by Annabel Wilson. Top shows outline stitching and below the finished design.Townhill Studio

Ammonite design in shibori by Annabel Wilson. Top shows outline stitching and below the finished design.Townhill Studio Really want great tips and hints concerning arts and crafts?

Indigo shibori dye - Ori-nui shibori pattern. The fabric is folded along the lines and stitched through two layers, and the thread is pulled up really tight. It’s going to be a clutch purse soon. (Little m Blue)

Mine won't be indigo, but I like the subtle texture of the Ori-nui shibori pattern.

DIY Indigo Dye Series – Shibori Dish Towels - Different techniques!

DIY Indigo Dye Series – Shibori Dish Towels

DIY Indigo Dye Series – Shibori Dish Towels - Different techniques!

ARASHI/BOMAKI SHIBORI. This one done with bomaki, "the fabric is sewn into a tube that fit the pipe pretty tightly before I cinched it up and twisted it a bit. The result was a finer series of lines compared to other pieces I've done with this technique". From Momiji Studio

Shibori ~ Bomaki technique: fabric is sewn into a tube that fits the pipe pretty tightly before cinching it up & twisting. The result: a finer series of lines compared to other pieces

Indigo shibori dye - Suji shibori combines pleating and binding. (Little m Blue)

Indigo shibori dye - Suji shibori combines pleating and binding. Really like the final look.

...And Then We Set It On Fire: Week 3 Parallel Lines with a few variations

And Then We Set It On Fire: Week 3 Parallel Lines with a few variations, Dye It. looks like ori nui shibori with yellow dye

shibori dyeing: Hedgehog Process by Michelle Griffiths

Shibori Dyeing: Hedgehog Process By Michelle Griffiths - Yahoo Image Search…

Although I don’t like to do it often, sometimes falling down the internet rabbit hole for hours on end can be a rewarding experience. When I last fell into the digital abyss, I came up for air only to realize I had been on the computer for two and a half hours. Shameful. Thankfully,  my watering, computer-damaged eyes were not in vain, for I had discovered something wonderful: Catharine Ellis and her shibori weavings.

Catharine Ellis shibori weavings - looks like a code, beautiful

Shibori butterfly by Townhill Studio. Mainly maki age shibori each part of the wing stitched drawn up and bound.

Shibori Designs by Annabel Wilson of Townhill Studio, an expert in the technique of shibori. Exclusive handmade lampshades add a focal point to any room.

A handsome poppy seed head to produce with shibori stitch resist. The photo shows the stitching required to make this pattern and the resulting design. There is a blog describing exactly how to construct this design in detail. By Annabel Wilson of Townhill Studio.

How to make a beautiful poppy seed head in shibori in 3 steps

A handsome poppy seed head to produce with shibori stitch resist. The photo…

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