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Process of katazome paste resist

How to Make a Simple Paste Resist to Create Nature Inspired Designs on Fabric

After meeting with Rob Jones of Romor Designs last year who showed me how to make simple paste resist I have been working and experimenting with paste resist. I made some stencils and transferred paste through them on to fabric to make a couple of straightforward designs. I am eager to try more experiments, it …

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shibori workshop in the garden

A Sunny Shibori Workshop Exploring Stitch Resist Geometric Patterns

Beautiful weather, beautiful work on my latest shibori stitching workshop at Artisan Community Art Studio in Bournemouth this weekend. It is always interesting to see what particular aspect of shibori grabs people and this time it was definitely an interest in exploring stitch resist geometric patterns; circles and diamonds particularly. 6 very enthusiastic participants came …

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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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