Let me share some stitched shibori inspiration. Therefore, here is a small round up of shibori projects sent to me, either inspired by my website, helped by my videos or emails or from those who have done my online course.
To start, let’s take a look at these inspiring examples of work by close and far away friends who love shibori like I do.
Consequently, I love to receive examples of shibori textiles created by you. You will see some clothing examples, some pieces directly inspired by my blogs, some work is by individuals who have followed my online workshops and have got the shibori bug! They have continued to develop their skills and make new designs.
My shibori friends range from around the corner here in Dorset and as far away as the USA and India.
Stitched shibori Inspiration for your clothing
Here are two items of clothing decorated with shibori. The dark blue shirt by Gaye who did my online course and has used the pattern templates to decorate the hem, love the pocket detail. Sadly, it is too small for her, I hope she has found a friend to gift it too!
The mokume shibori shirt is by Tim who asked my advice as he wasn’t getting the results he wanted. This shirt is looking fabulous.
Guntai shibori inspiration
Some pretty small pieces made by my friend Patsy here in Dorset, following my blog about creating with guntai.
And this stunning piece from France by Christiane using a centre of maki-age with radiating petals of guntai.
shibori Landscape ideas
Shibori stitch is wonderful to use to create a landscape. Liza formed this stunning piece for curtains for her motorhome. A pond with bulrushes and a brilliant sun. She has used ori-nui stitches, and mokume shibori. Liza did my online course and also referenced Jane Callender’s wonderful “Stitched Shibori” book.
Mahmuda sent me this wonderful tree design. She created by folding the fabric in half and stitching mokume stitching through two layers of fabric. Great effect of bark achieved here plus the ne-maki “leaves” all around.
Creatures of the deep Inspiration
Finally let me share Janet’s realistic jelly fish, sent to me by email. Using lots of ori-nui and awase ori-nui to form the tentacles. And a gathering of beads tied in and stitched around for the body. It has an amazing feeling of floating in the water.
To sum up I hope that these beautiful pieces of work inspire you on your shibori journey. Likewise they encourage you to find out more about shibori and explore this stunning craft. There is much more information on my blog with many fabulous projects to follow. Moreover there are my PDF patterns to follow if you want some detailed step by step help.
And when you have done some shibori, please do send me images of your shibori work to share with others on my blog.