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A photo of a celandine flower with the shibori pattern

Shape a Many Petalled Shibori Celandine Flower in Stitched Shibori.

Create this shibori celandine flower, a simple pattern for you to make. I will show you step by step how to make this many petalled flower. You will need dextrous fingers, but I have used very simple stitching to create the pattern.  Start with a piece of fabric 25cm or 10” square.  Use my design …

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Shows two ladies tops with shibori decoration on

Inspirational Ideas for Successful Shibori Clothing Designs

I love decorating clothing with stitched shibori. I am going to share some ideas for successful shibori clothing designs. For me keeping the designs simple is key. An uncluttered and straightforward pattern is always pleasing. What works well is one strong central image or a frieze of small design elements. I am going to show …

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shibori snowflake design in blue and white

A Simple Shibori Snowflake Pattern for You to Follow.

The shibori snowflake is a simple design to create using some of the most straightforward stitching. In this pattern we use ori-nui and ne-maki shibori stitching. A design that is easy for a beginner to shibori to make. In searching for inspiration I found out about Wilson (snowflake) Bentley the first person to photograph snowflakes. …

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turtle and fern

Discover 7 Successful Worldwide Shibori Projects from far and near

From the USA, Colombia, Canada, Belgium and the UK images of worldwide shibori work come flying into my inbox. I find that exciting to know my videos and blogs have inspired others to discover the wonderful world of shibori. I thought it would be special to share with you inspiring examples of work by close …

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Indigo lime leaf and seeds in stitched shibori

A tried and tested plan for perfecting a tie dye lime leaf

Here is a pattern for a tie dye lime leaf in stitched shibori. Furthermore this pattern is not for beginners as it incorporates 3 different types of stitching and needs some careful manipulation. Nevertheless, let me take you through the steps to create this design. Rather than repeat my general instructions about sewing please look …

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