New ideas and shibori experiments explained for you 1

Thanks to Jane Callander’s new book I have found a very useful tip for my and your shibori work. I thought I would share it.

How to start two shibori lines from the same point

This is using two needles together which enables very fine stitching to start from the same spot rather than use two separate starting points.

Why didn’t I think of it? Thank you Jane for this tip.

Here are the photos explaining this concept. Thread two needles with double thread and then tie just one of the tags in all four lengths of thread.

shibori stitching 2 lines from 1 spot (2)

Enter the first needle in and start sewing an ori nui fold or single stitch line going in one direction. Then once you have completed this line of stitching start with the second needle as close to the point of entry of the previous needle and complete a second row.

shibori stitching 2 lines from 1 spot (3)

So simple but effective. I am also showing you the finished stitching for this lily design (remember to pull all the stitching up tight!) and the final piece dyed with fibre reactive dyes and unpicked after using this simple tip. Hope you find this useful.

shibori lily stitching

Further adventures to follow.

shibori lily

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