Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Shibori Dyeing at Nonpareil

Shibori is the Japanese word for a variety of ways of embellishing textiles by shaping cloth and securing it before dyeing. Rather than treating cloth as a two-dimensional surface, with shibori it is given a three-dimensional form by folding, crumpling, stitching, plaiting, or twisting. The special characteristic of shibori resist is a soft, blurry-edged pattern.

Sewing, sewing, sewing

I'm usually furiously sewig all day long, and tend to forget to photograph pieces that I'm working on.
I did manage to remember to photograph these before delivering them to a client.  The pieces are too large for the form, but they fit the client beautifully!