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shibori circle varied spacing

Hints on How to Sew Variations in Shibori Circles and Diamonds

Nothing quite as enjoyable and satisfying as creating shibori circles and diamonds. Just with small variations such lovely designs can be created. I am going to look at some brilliant pieces made on some of my indigo and shibori workshops. They will show you how a simple variation in spacing can create interest and pattern. …

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awase ori nui designs

Easy Designs for You to Create in Shibori with the Awase Ori-Nui Stitch.

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 is the stitch ori-nui. The stitch we are looking at today, awase ori-nui shibori, is a slight variation on the ori-nui stitch. …

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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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