I am so glad I made the time to visit the exhibition “Back to Blue” at Black Swan Arts in Frome in Wiltshire. An exhibition about the history of cloth and dye trades in Frome over the last 600 … [Read more...] about Sustainable fabric from past to present “Back to Blue” exhibition review
Today I am going to introduce you to applying indigo with a pipette which is another way of working with shibori. With this you can create some fresh-looking designs, blue against lots of white. By … [Read more...] about 3 Fresh indigo blue and white shibori patterns using a pipette
I thought I would introduce you to this great selection of individual blogs about designs dyed with indigo or blue. They are full of good ideas and lovely simple instructions to follow. A lot of my … [Read more...] about 7 Straightforward how to shibori blogs for beginners
Another technique I have recently explored after being inspired by Jane Callender’s book "Stitched Shibori". I had seen images of fabrics created by what appeared to be overstitching and gathering … [Read more...] about 4 pretty designs for you to make in Guntai stitched shibori
August seems a long time ago but I realised I hadn’t shared the lovely work done on my weekend workshop at the Kingcombe Centre, Lower Kingcombe, Dorset. Five wonderfully creative, imaginative and … [Read more...] about Shibori workshop wonders to inspire and impress you!
I have just run an enjoyable day long Shibori indigo workshop at Watercleaves, Dottery, Dorset. This is a lovely venue, not many workshop spaces I have used hang colourful bunting … [Read more...] about The latest Shibori workshop wonders to inspire you
Here is another elegant design to make in stitch resist shibori. This one is not for beginners as it incorporates 3 different types of stitching and needs some careful manipulation. So here goes on … [Read more...] about Who else wants to shape an elegant Echinacea flower in shibori stitch resist?
Last year I visited Westonbirt Arboreteum and I collected lots of eucalyptus bark. Finally I have found the time to have a play and dye with it. I have looked for guidance on dyeing with this bark but … [Read more...] about The Secret of Dyeing with Eucalyptus Bark in 7 Easy Steps
I am just designing and planning on creating a number of naturally plant and flower dyed shibori scarves and thought I would share with you how to prepare wool or silk to take the dye, this process is … [Read more...] about 5 Easy steps to prepare fabric for natural plant dyeing
This design was initially inspired by looking at images of eucalyptus seed heads. I wanted to make a simple shape seed head that hung down. This design is quite a simple one to make. The shapes are … [Read more...] about Who else wants to make a simple shibori seed head pattern?