5 Inspiring shibori flowers from my Cornish week long retreat.

Shibori Flowers multi image


A month on from the week long fully immersive shibori retreat in Cornwall run by me and organised by Proper Crafty and I am letting you see more of the wonderful and inspiring work that was done. Today I am going to share the fantastic shibori flowers that were made.

Ten keen and creative individuals took part. Over the week everyone was introduced to the main techniques of Shibori. I was on hand to guide all in the best ways to work and achieve these patterns.

We were all inspired by a visit to the Eden Project on the 2nd day of the course and the shibori flowers shown here reflects on some things seen there. I am going to share some of this beautiful work made to be an inspiration for your creative projects in Shibori.

1. Magnificent Poppies

This teal coloured panel was made by Maggie, covered with 3 different ways of creating poppy seed heads. She mainly used ori nui, maki nui and maki age shibori stitching to stitch this lovely design. I show some details plus the overall design.

2. Indigo Echinacea

Charmaine created this pretty flower using mainly two techniques, miru shibori and ori nui shibori. It is really successful.

3. Terrific Tulip

This vibrant flower, a stylised tulip design is made using mokume, ori nui and ne maki shibori techniques.

4. Indigo Eucalyptus

shibori eucalyptus flower

Sue shaped this flower using mokume stitching and maki age and ori nui shibori.

5. Indian Inspired Flower

Christine has spent time travelling in India and this lovely curvy flower appears to be influenced by Indian textile designs. The main flower head was stitched with many rows of stitching and the leaves used miru shibori.


I felt a great deal of satisfaction at the end of this workshop, such original and beautifully made shibori flowers and other designs had resulted from it. Look here for the previous workshop report from Cornwall.

This round up shows you how many different ideas and images can be created in sophisticated tie dye. Follow my blog or sign up to my newsletter to be updated on new designs and how to create them. Or join a local indigo workshop or come along to one of mine.


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