I have been wanting to have a go at playing with shibori circles since someone did something like this on one of my workshops. There are 6 different circle patterns to explore and learn how to make … [Read more...] about 6 superb ways to make magical circles in sophisticated tie dye.
I have had a number of requests to put this blog together following my workshops and talks based on the Power Point slides where I present the 5 principle techniques of stitch resist shibori to help … [Read more...] about 5 most popular shibori techniques for you to explore
Here is a lovely little design to be made from Shibori stitch resist. I will explain how to do this in 3 steps. It involves three types of Shibori stitching, to get technical mokume, ori nui and … [Read more...] about Produce a pretty wren to be proud of in sophisticated tie dye
I want to share some ideas to inspire your creations in sophisticated tie dye techniques. Today I am concentrating on using one stitch resist technique, maki-age shibori. This way of working is … [Read more...] about 7 seriously inspiring shibori designs to create with maki-age stitch resist
And here is another charming design in shibori for you to make. This is inspired by the furled seed pod of the agapanthus. A reasonably easy design to create and does introduce you to 3 … [Read more...] about 3 essential steps to shape a shibori seed head
This stylised fern is a delightful design to create using one particular stitch resist shibori technique, maki-age shibori. It is a reasonably simple pattern to make and does introduce you to 2 … [Read more...] about Would you like to fabricate a fun fern in shibori stitch resist
This design was initially inspired by looking at images of eucalyptus seed heads. I wanted to make a simple shape seed head that hung down. This design is quite a simple one to make. The shapes are … [Read more...] about Who else wants to make a simple shibori seed head pattern?
Here I am going to show you a really lovely little design to create in sophisticated tie dye. I have used a similar design to this on a number of my lampshades. It is a quite a simple design to … [Read more...] about How to make a beautiful butterfly in shibori in 4 steps
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 … [Read more...] about Here is a simple way to create a tie dye downward hanging flower
Here is a lovely simple project to start you off with some Shibori or “sophisticated” tie dye techniques, a simple moon design. If you feel adventurous you could add a line or two to suggest a … [Read more...] about Some simple sewing to create a tie dye waning moon.