I would like to share with you how I devised this colourful botanical lampshade using shibori stitch resist. I will show my design method of producing a unique lampshade to coordinate with curtain … [Read more...] about Tips on Creating a unique lampshade like an interior designer
You may long to create some unusual shapes and designs in shibori. From all my experience of creating shibori textiles I am going to show you some quite simple but satisfying patterns in … [Read more...] about How to make a beautiful poppy seed head in shibori in 3 steps
Karamatsu shibori enables you to design some wonderful shapes and patterns. We will look at 5 examples of shapes and designs made by using this technique of shibori stitching. All the shapes made … [Read more...] about Designing with karamatsu shibori 5 original ideas to inspire you.
Reporting in on the latest indigo and shibori workshop I ran on Saturday 14th May. Just a few of us in the end because of various family predicaments but the work produced was very successful and fun … [Read more...] about Shibori Indigo Workshop at Artisan Community Art Studio
I can’t believe it Dorset Art weeks is only two weeks away now, that wonderful Open Studio Event across the County of Dorset. I am showing my work at the Dorset Wildlife Trust Kingcombe … [Read more...] about Getting ready for Dorset Art Weeks 2016
Traditionally shibori has been used to create stunning indigo norens or door curtains. These are used at the entrance to a room or to a shop, café or other business. Using a door curtain provides … [Read more...] about 5 Japanese Noren (door curtain) to inspire your shibori designs
Looking at Pinterest I have come across so many brilliant ideas for incorporating shibori into fashion garments. Here are 3 simply stunning indigo blue tops with ideas about how they were devised and … [Read more...] about Ideas for Using Shibori to Devise Fabulous Patterned Clothing and Fashion
Let me introduce you to some straightforward instructions and images for creating 3 different stitch resist patterns in fabric by simple folding and stitching. Folding and tying in these uncomplicated … [Read more...] about How to Create 3 Fun and Easy Shibori Stripe Designs in Indigo.
This design is inspired by this pen and ink image of leaves and the little detail of a piece of vintage shibori fabric. The first step is to draw the design of stem and leaves on to the … [Read more...] about How to make a simple leaf and stem design in shibori
Today I am going to outline some very basic and useful tips for helping to make your shibori sewing easier and more successful. This is based on my many years of creating lamps and lampshades from … [Read more...] about 7 Helpful Hints for Successful Shibori Sewing