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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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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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Be inspired by this Wonderful Wiltshire shibori workshop

This time of year I am always busy running workshops teaching shibori stitch resist. Back at the end of June I ran a most enjoyable day at Malmesbury, Wiltshire for the Malmesbury Quilters Group, a wonderfully full on and busy day with so much superb work produced. I gave a talk about “Creating with Shibori” the evening …

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shibori leaf designs dyed with indigo

How to create an indigo forest of shibori stitch resist leaves

Stitch resist shibori lends itself to making natural forms and patterns and particularly to making leaf shapes. Today I will explore 4 different leaf designs that you may like to make. The designs have similarities but are different sizes and shapes and sewn on different materials, silk and cotton. Please look at my previous blog …

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