Let's start with tied resist, ne-maki. I used rubber bands on one piece.
And string on another:
The nice thing about shibori is that the fabric is a piece of art even before it's been dyed.
Stitched-resist shibori is fascinating. Who would think that this scrunched-up piece
would end up like this:
Or this bundle
would look like this:
Or this weird hedgehog
would turn out like this:
The last technique is an example of capping, where I used both stitching and plastic to create the resist. I overdyed a fabric that I'd previously folded and clamped with clothes pegs:
Which brings me to clamping, itajime, which means that you use shapes as resists. Wooden shapes are traditional, but I used acrylic shapes that I cut myself.
Apart from this circle resist, which Dad made for me with a saw.
Isn't it cool?
I used a diamond shaped resist for this fabric, which has been dyed twice:
This technique is called tesuji shibori, and the fabric is pleated and bound. I love the simple elegance of the pattern.
And here's an example of arashi shibori, or pole-wrapping, which has been dyed twice.
As you can see I've tried a number of different techniques, but still I've only scratched the surface. I have a long list of things I want to try, so I don't think this will be the last time you'll see shibori on this blog!
Thanks for visiting!