A TECHNIQUE DRIVEN Blog dedicated to mastery of surface design techniques. First we dye, overdye, paint, stitch, resist, tie, fold, silk screen, stamp, thermofax, batik, bejewel, stretch, shrink, sprinkle, Smooch, fuse, slice, dice, AND then we set it on fire using a variety of heat tools.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Shibori -- again

Finally, some shibori that I'm really happy with! They look a little faded because I took the pictures after work tonight, when the sun was already down but there was still a little light left.

I learned a lot this month, and am happy with the results. I learned that I really had to scrunch the fabric down hard on the pole, and keep it tight to get the results I wanted.

I went to Staples at lunchtime today to get some large copies made (a pattern), and I plan to make something with this fabric this weekend. I know, we all have plans that end up taking more time than what we have available, but I'm giving it a shot.


  1. There are so many ways to dye fabric. I bought a verry old book (more than 50 years old) in wich there are hunderds of ways to dye. Wonderfull results you can get.

  2. Yep, that fabric is definitely a keeper! The old saying that practice makes perfect is just so true. That is one of the reasons I wanted to spend a month on each technique. I hoped to actually become friends with the technique rather than a mere acquaintance.


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