Shibori online workshop is still going. I'm so thrilled to learn the art of Shibori dyeing. Shibori dyeing technique takes a lifetime to master. Because I only do it for personal use what I've learned is good enough. There are many techniques in Shibori. The one I really like is called stitched Shibori. Within the stitched Shibori there are many patterns you can create.
I have been learning stitched Shibori in the last couple of weeks. The above left technique is called Karamatsu Shibori. You stitch the patterns in the circle on folded fabric. The above right technique is called Komasu Shibori. You stitch the pattern using square template again stitch on folded fabric.
I got so excited with my first result that I tried it the second time with more folds on the fabric. In the left photo was how the fabric looked after I stitched the pattern ready to dye. I'm so happy how it turned out. I'm using this piece for a scarf. I have to take some show and tell on my trip so I thought I would take this scarf.
My class mate Deanna was dyeing Shibori using natural dye with onion skin. It turned out very well. I love natural dyeing so at the weekend we went for a picnic and I found some Liquid Amber leaves on the ground and thought I would try dyeing with them. A few weeks ago I would throw in a piece of silk into the dye, but since I started this Shibori class I couldn't help putting some Shibori stitches on the pieces. I was pleased how they turned out. The colour is not yellow or brown, but it has both yellow and brown mixed. Very beautiful!