Annabel shares her skill of creating beautifully drawn shapes and designs from the natural world, like this starfish in stitched shibori, for you to copy and make yourself. Apply this shibori starfish design to clothing, quilts, cushions or bags to create something that is uniquely yours, in your favourite colours.
The pattern provides an outline for you to trace on to your fabric. It describes step by step how to hand sew this design. There is also a detailed description of the order of stitching and the order of gathering up of stitches. This helps make the whole process easier for you. The pattern also suggests methods of dyeing if you have done little or no dyeing before.
The starfish in stitched shibori pattern provides information on all the equipment you will need to successfully complete it. The equipment required is very easy to source much can be found in any sewing basket or sewing kit. Needles, threads, a few beads and an old ball of thick wool or cotton is the basic requirement. Annabel’s Youtube channel Townhill Studio provides further detail of how to create with shibori stitch resist. Annabel’s blog is also full of useful information and other designs and patterns to try.
Annabel loves helping others to discover the enjoyment of stitched shibori. Once you have learnt the simple techniques of starting your stitching and what the best materials are to use, the world of stitched shibori will unfold for you.
If you would like more help in making this pattern you may want to join Annabel’s online shibori course “Create a Collection of Flowers in Shibori Stitch Resist”. The course introduces you to the simplest stitches of ori-nui shibori and gives a great grounding in shibori technique. Have a look at the details of the course.