shibori dandelion

Make Your Own Stitch Resist Dandelion Seed Head in Sophisticated Tie Dye.

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 beautiful bright colour to hedgerows and verges. I have to admit they are a bit of a nuisance when they come up in the “wrong” place! Instructions for …

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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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