Process of katazome paste resist

How to Make a Simple Paste Resist to Create Nature Inspired Designs on Fabric

After meeting with Rob Jones of Romor Designs last year who showed me how to make simple paste resist I have been working and experimenting with paste resist. I made some stencils and transferred paste through them on to fabric to make a couple of straightforward designs. I am eager to try more experiments, it …

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3 maki age leaf designs

Be Motivated to Make These 3 Shibori Sprig Leaf Designs

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 to 2 separate types of shibori patterns: Maki-age for the leaves, and ori-nui for the stem. Maki-age shibori is such a useful way of …

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Shibori silk scarf workshop

Inspiring Ideas for Shibori Silk Scarves from my Latest Workshop

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 workshops and were skilled at producing shibori stitch. I introduced the others to some stitch techniques of Shibori: ori-nui, maki-age and …

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Simple Shibori Starfish Patterns for You to Follow, Stitch and Create.

The shibori starfish is a simple design to create using some of the most straightforward stitching. In this pattern we use ori-nui, ne-maki and maki-nui shibori stitching. It is a design that is very easy for a beginner to shibori to make. I visited the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter and saw there is …

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