Watercolour paper stencil, finished indigo dyed design and pasted fabric prior to dyeing. After meeting with Rob Jones of Romor Designs last year who showed me how to make simple paste resist I … [Read more...] about How to make a simple paste resist to create nature inspired designs on fabric
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
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 … [Read more...] about Inspiring ideas for Shibori silk scarves from my latest workshop
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.
About a year ago I wrote a blog about creating different pattern shibori circles but white against blue. I wanted to explore the same idea using a pipette thereby creating a pattern of blue designs on … [Read more...] about The secret of creating blue on white shibori circles
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
I held an inspiring and creative weekend indigo workshop recently with a group of felt makers down in deepest Devon. I want to show you the shibori on nuno felt created. It is gorgeous! It makes me … [Read more...] about What everybody ought to know about creating shibori on nuno felt.
Beautiful weather, beautiful work on my latest shibori stitching workshop at Artisan Community Art Studio in Bournemouth this weekend. It is always interesting to see what particular aspect of shibori … [Read more...] about A sunny shibori workshop exploring stitch resist geometric patterns
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