I have just run an enjoyable day long Shibori indigo workshop at Watercleaves, Dottery, Dorset. This is a lovely venue, not many workshop spaces I have used hang colourful bunting … [Read more...] about The latest Shibori workshop wonders to inspire you
Thanks to Jane Callander’s new book I have found another very useful tip for my and your shibori work. I thought I would share it. Creating variations in mokume shibori stitching. I had been … [Read more...] about New ideas and shibori experiments explained for you 2
Here is another elegant design to make in stitch resist shibori. This one is not for beginners as it incorporates 3 different types of stitching and needs some careful manipulation. So here goes on … [Read more...] about Who else wants to shape an elegant Echinacea flower in shibori stitch resist?
There sometimes seems an absolute absence of colour in many interior design schemes I see. As I make colourful and bold lamps and lampshades I am always pleased when I see exciting use of colour in … [Read more...] about The secret of using colour in the home: let these interior designers inspire you.
Last year I visited Westonbirt Arboreteum and I collected lots of eucalyptus bark. Finally I have found the time to have a play and dye with it. I have looked for guidance on dyeing with this bark but … [Read more...] about The Secret of Dyeing with Eucalyptus Bark in 7 Easy Steps
Thanks to Jane Callander’s new book I have found a very useful tip for my and your shibori work. I thought I would share it. How to start two shibori lines from the same point This is using two … [Read more...] about New ideas and shibori experiments explained for you 1
I thought I would share with you the steps to make this very easy folded and clamped design scarf. 4 Simple Steps 1 I started with a ready-made and hemmed silk infinity scarf from Dharma Trading … [Read more...] about How to make a subtle sophisticated silk scarf in a diamond design
A friend in the States attended an enjoyable and informative textile workshop recently and so told me about the guy who ran it, Gasali Adeyemo. I immediately went to look him up and was captivated by … [Read more...] about Engage with an inspirational indigo artist from Africa
Today I am sharing some of my experiments with itajime (clamped shibori). There are many ideas on other blogs but I just have to start at the beginning and do some trials and … [Read more...] about Have fun creating patterns on fabric with folding and dyeing
Today I am updating you with the next instalment on my work with creating natural dyed shibori scarves This previous blog described my initial adventures with dyeing silk with natural dyes; onion … [Read more...] about The latest on enhancing silk scarves with shibori and plant dyes