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3 Fresh Indigo Blue and White Shibori Patterns Using a Pipette

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 using a pipette the indigo can be collected and transferred to the fabric without coming into contact with too much …

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guntai shibori seed pods detail

4 Pretty Designs for You to Make in Guntai Stitched Shibori

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 the fabric up as you stitched but I hadn’t explored it further until her book came along and I saw there was a name for …

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Kingcombe Centre Indigo workshop

Shibori workshop wonders to inspire and impress you!

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 keen individuals took part. I introduced everyone to the main techniques of Shibori: ori-nui, karamatsu, maki-age and mokume. And also helped them to …

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shibori workshop 4 first designs

The latest Shibori workshop wonders to inspire 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 overhead! Seven very creative and imaginative individuals took part. I introduced everyone to the main techniques of Shibori: ori-nui, karamatsu, maki-age and mokume,  helping them …

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shibori flower lamp

Who else wants to shape an elegant Echinacea flower in shibori stitch resist?

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 how to create this design. So as not to repeat my general instructions about sewing please look at this blog post to …

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