Maki-Age

shibori dandelion

Make Your Own Stitch Resist Dandelion Seed Head in Sophisticated Tie Dye.

Inspired by the fact that anytime soon the dandelions will start appearing here are instructions to make a stitch resist dandelion. I always think they add a beautiful bright colour to hedgerows and verges. I have to admit they are a bit of a nuisance when they come up in the “wrong” place! Instructions for …

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3 maki age leaf designs

Be Motivated to Make These 3 Shibori Sprig Leaf Designs

These three shibori sprig leaf designs are delightful to create using one particular stitch resist shibori technique, maki-age shibori. It is a reasonably easy design to create and does introduce you to 2 separate types of shibori patterns: Maki-age for the leaves, and ori-nui for the stem. Maki-age shibori is such a useful way of …

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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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