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
Thanks to Jane Callander’s new book I have found a very useful tip for my and your shibori work. I thought I would share it. How to start two shibori lines from the same point This is using two … [Read more...] about New ideas and shibori experiments explained for you 1
I thought I would share with you the steps to make this very easy folded and clamped design scarf. 4 Simple Steps 1 I started with a ready-made and hemmed silk infinity scarf from Dharma Trading … [Read more...] about How to make a subtle sophisticated silk scarf in a diamond design