Let’s explore this simple awase ori-nui stitch and how it can be made to create some beautiful patterns and designs reflecting the natural world. One of the basic building blocks of shibori design … [Read more...] about Easy designs for you to create in shibori with the awase ori-nui stitch.
Shibori stitch resist dandelion 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 … [Read more...] about Make your own stitch resist Dandelion seed head in sophisticated tie dye.
I am going to share with you today two designs for very simple shibori flowers. You will need dextrous fingers but they just use very simple stitching to create the patterns. Start with a … [Read more...] about Two satisfyingly simple shibori flowers for you to make
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 … [Read more...] about Be motivated to make these 3 shibori sprig leaf designs
Applying indigo with a pipette is another way of creating simple shibori patterns and with it you can create some fresh-looking designs. By using a pipette the indigo can be collected and … [Read more...] about 4 Simple shibori patterns in blue on white using a pipette
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 … [Read more...] about Simple shibori starfish patterns for you to follow, stitch and create.
I thought it would be special to share with you inspiring examples of work by close and far away friends who love shibori just like I do. Some of the things I am going to show you have been … [Read more...] about Love shibori: sharing some friends shibori designs
Let me tell you about my recent shibori workshop with madder and indigo dye, down at the Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Centre at Kingcombe. It was a rainy weekend but that didn’t deter the 9 keen, creative … [Read more...] about The inside story on a summer shibori weekend workshop
Here is more encouragement and advice to help you to make a stitch resist thistle. This one is not for beginners as it incorporates 4 different types of stitching and needs careful manipulation. I … [Read more...] about Straightforward steps to making a shibori stitch resist thistle
A friend was clearing out some of her books so I just had to look into her reject box and I found a beautifully illustrated book about William de Morgan design and his amazing colourful tiles. As so … [Read more...] about William de Morgan design inspiration for shibori stitch resist patterns