I have been rediscovering my love of collagraph printmaking by making my Christmas cards this year. I use a wonderfully simple form of collagraph printing which is similar to lino cutting but with the … [Read more...] about How to make simple collagraph Christmas cards in 5 straightforward steps
I thought I would introduce you to this great selection of individual blogs about designs dyed with indigo or blue. They are full of good ideas and lovely simple instructions to follow. A lot of my … [Read more...] about 7 Straightforward how to shibori blogs for beginners
Another technique I have recently explored after being inspired by Jane Callender’s book "Stitched Shibori". I had seen images of fabrics created by what appeared to be overstitching and gathering … [Read more...] about 4 pretty designs for you to make in Guntai stitched shibori
Designing and making lamps and lampshades myself I am always so excited when I see original and inspiring designs by other designers. Here I share 5 stunning designs for pendant lampshades. Three … [Read more...] about 5 brilliant & beautiful pendant lights for the home and office
August seems a long time ago but I realised I hadn’t shared the lovely work done on my weekend workshop at the Kingcombe Centre, Lower Kingcombe, Dorset. Five wonderfully creative, imaginative and … [Read more...] about Shibori workshop wonders to inspire and impress you!
Winter is fast approaching. The change of seasons will see colours transitioning from the bright red, gold, and orange hues of autumn to the dreary monotonous whites and greys of the colder … [Read more...] about Creating the Perfect Warm Environment to Counter Winter
Today I thought I would share with you some of the many flower designs I have created. Some flowery inspiration to help you create some great designs from nature in shibori stitch resist. I will … [Read more...] about 5 creative ideas for fab flowers in shibori stitch resist
I have been wanting to have a go at playing with shibori circles since someone did something like this on one of my workshops. There are 6 different circle patterns to explore and learn how to make … [Read more...] about 6 superb ways to make magical circles in sophisticated tie dye.
Some of the most wonderful designs in Shibori are created from simple running stitches – ori nui shibori. I have had this simple design idea in mind for a while and at last I have made it … [Read more...] about 4 Essential Steps to Create a Beautiful Basketweave Shibori Pattern
I have had a number of requests to put this blog together following my workshops and talks based on the Power Point slides where I present the 5 principle techniques of stitch resist shibori to help … [Read more...] about 5 most popular shibori techniques for you to explore