Let me share with you the easy steps to create this pleasing and fetching indigo scarf design. This scarf was made by Fen on my silk scarf dyeing day at the Kingcombe Centre. I give her all the credit … [Read more...] about How to fold and sew a simple silk scarf in a diamond motif in 4 easy steps
Stitch resist shibori lends itself to making natural forms and patterns and particularly to making leaf shapes. Today I will explore 4 different leaf designs that you may like to make. The designs … [Read more...] about How to create an indigo forest of shibori stitch resist leaves
I love using natural dyes and seeing the beautiful colours produced, this one is a very subtle and sophisticated colour. I made this very easy stitched resist design scarf using shibori stitch resist … [Read more...] about How to make a simple silky striped scarf step by step
I have just run a wonderful silk scarves with natural dyes workshop at the stunningly located Kingcombe Centre, Lower Kingcombe, Dorset. Seven very creative and imaginative individuals took part. … [Read more...] about Inside secrets of a silk scarf Shibori workshop
Another lovely design to explore making with shibori stitch resist. This design has been dyed with the actual bark of a eucalyptus tree! Let me outline to you you how to make this in sophisticated tie … [Read more...] about How to sew a simple shibori seed head based on the aromatic Eucalyptus
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