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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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How to make a simple silky striped scarf step by step

I love using natural dyes and seeing the beautiful colours produced, this one is a very subtle and sophisticated colour. I made this very easy stitched resist design scarf using shibori stitch resist and alkanet root dye. Here’s how to make one yourself. Start with a ready-made silk infinity scarf from Dharma Trading size 185 …

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itajime and stitching detail

Inside secrets of a silk scarf Shibori workshop

I have just run a wonderful silk scarves with natural dyes workshop at the stunningly located Kingcombe Centre, Lower Kingcombe, Dorset. Seven very creative and imaginative individuals took part. Including two visitors from Australia! I introduced everyone to some techniques of Shibori: ori-nui, karamatsu, maki-age and mokume.  Plus also showing them itajime, the method of …

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eucalyptus seed head detail

How to sew a simple shibori seed head based on the aromatic Eucalyptus

Another lovely design to explore making with shibori stitch resist. This design has been dyed with the actual bark of a eucalyptus tree! Let me outline to you you how to make this in sophisticated tie dye. This one is not for absolute beginners as it incorporates 4 different types of stitching and needs careful manipulation. …

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naturally dyed shibori silk scarves

The latest on enhancing silk scarves with shibori and plant dyes

Today I am updating you with the next instalment on my work with creating natural dyed shibori scarves This previous blog described my initial adventures with dyeing silk with natural dyes; onion skins, and madder. Some itajime and some stitch resist shibori. This is just the first step in developing new designs for a range …

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