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Incredible Ingo Maurer lamps in London for London Design Week

Been for a trip to London and luckily got to know about a temporary exhibition of Ingo Maurer’s studios work for London Design week at Forza in Great Portland Street. I enjoyed looking at the real thing not just photographs. You will know at least one of Ingo Maurer’s lighting designs, perhaps the mickey mouse …

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shibori hanging-flower

Here is a simple way to create a tie dye downward hanging flower

Another lovely little design in shibori for you to make. It is a reasonably easy design to create and does introduce you to 3 separate types of shibori patterns. Maki-age for the petals, ori-nui for the stem and ne-maki shibori for the stamen ends. 3 steps to making your own hanging flower head Drawing the design …

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shoal of shibori fish

Here’s a quick way to keep the kids busy with simple tie dye fish

These simple fish designs are very easily made using straightforward stitches that young kids can master. It doesn’t matter if the stitches are a bit big and uneven, and using a chunky sewing needle a great design will still be achieved. So as not to repeat my general instructions about sewing please look at this …

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indigo shibori workshop

Sharing the secrets of a successful Shibori workshop

I have just run a Shibori indigo workshop at the Kingcombe Centre, Lower Kingcombe, Dorset. Six very creative and imaginative individuals took part. I introduced everyone to the main techniques of Shibori: ori-nui, karamatsu, maki-age and mokume. We started with making a simple single fold design to help explain how it all worked, something like …

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