I want to share with you all the marvelous indigo shibori design created at another remarkable weekend at The Kingcombe Centre in deepest Dorset. It was a rainy weekend with small bursts of … [Read more...] about Be inspired in your indigo shibori design by my latest workshop
The Yoshioka Dyeing Workshop in Kyoto led by master dyer Yoshioka Sachio has created this amazing palette of colours from natural plant dyes. The dye workshop is a 200 year old family run … [Read more...] about Living Colour and the Work of the Yoshioka Dyeing Workshop
Nothing quite as enjoyable and satisfying as creating shibori circles and diamonds. Just with small variations such lovely designs can be created. I am going to look at some brilliant pieces made on … [Read more...] about Hints on How to sew variations in shibori circles and diamonds
Let’s explore this simple awase ori-nui stitch and how it can be made to create some beautiful patterns and designs reflecting the natural world. One of the basic building blocks of shibori design … [Read more...] about Easy designs for you to create in shibori with the awase ori-nui stitch.
Shibori stitch resist dandelion Inspired by the fact that anytime soon the dandelions will start appearing here are instructions to make a stitch resist dandelion. I always think they add a … [Read more...] about Make your own stitch resist Dandelion seed head in sophisticated tie dye.
I am going to share with you today two designs for very simple shibori flowers. You will need dextrous fingers but they just use very simple stitching to create the patterns. Start with a … [Read more...] about Two satisfyingly simple shibori flowers for you to make
Watercolour paper stencil, finished indigo dyed design and pasted fabric prior to dyeing. After meeting with Rob Jones of Romor Designs last year who showed me how to make simple paste resist I … [Read more...] about How to make a simple paste resist to create nature inspired designs on fabric
These three shibori sprig leaf designs are delightful to create using one particular stitch resist shibori technique, maki-age shibori. It is a reasonably easy design to create and does introduce you … [Read more...] about Be motivated to make these 3 shibori sprig leaf designs
Applying indigo with a pipette is another way of creating simple shibori patterns and with it you can create some fresh-looking designs. By using a pipette the indigo can be collected and … [Read more...] about 4 Simple shibori patterns in blue on white using a pipette
I have just run a silk scarves with natural dyes workshop at the Artisan Community Art Studio, Dorset. Eight very creative and imaginative individuals took part. A number of them have been on previous … [Read more...] about Inspiring ideas for Shibori silk scarves from my latest workshop