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shibori dandelions design

The secret of devising some delicate dandelion heads in shibori

You may long to create some unusual shapes and designs you have seen created with shibori.  I am going to introduce you to a way to create some quite simple but satisfying dandelion patterns in this “sophisticated” tie dye method. So as not to repeat my general instructions about sewing please look at this blog …

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shibori poppy seed head design

How to make a beautiful poppy seed head in shibori in 3 steps

  You may long to create some unusual shapes and designs in shibori. From all my experience of creating shibori textiles I am going to show you some quite simple but satisfying patterns in stitch resist shibori. Today it is how to make this poppy seed head. So as not to repeat my general instructions about sewing please …

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Dyed and finished mokume stitching

Ideas for Using Shibori to Devise Fabulous Patterned Clothing and Fashion

Looking at Pinterest I have come across so many brilliant ideas for incorporating shibori into fashion garments. Here are 3 simply stunning indigo blue tops with ideas about how they were devised and how you can make something similar. This little sleeveless indigo dyed silk vest was found on the Dharma Trading Co website. This …

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Finished dyed fabric piece

How to Create 3 Fun and Easy Shibori Stripe Designs in Indigo.

Let me introduce you to some straightforward instructions and images for creating 3 different stitch resist patterns in fabric by simple folding and stitching. Folding and tying in these uncomplicated ways produces some lovely patterns. These fabrics are dyed with indigo, I have written about how to dye with indigo. 1. Plain stripe. Firstly here is a plain stripe. The …

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Creating with Maki-Age Stitch Resist Shibori

How to Make 2 Simple Leaf Designs in Stitch Resist Shibori

Here I show you how to create two simple leaf designs in maki-age shibori I love using maki-age shibori. Here are more designs to create using this one particular stitch resist shibori technique. What sort of designs and sizes work? The effect achieved is of narrow bands of colour radiating out from the centre of the design …

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