Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Using Shibori Fabric

Has anyone used any of their shibori fabric in a project yet? I'm having some trouble coming up with ideas, and could use some inspiration.

Here's a link I've found to a beautiful piece done with some fantastic shibori fabric:

http://notesfromstudiob.blogspot.com/2010/12/finishing-up-some-projects.html

Why can't my shibori look like that??

6 comments:

  1. Actually over the weekend I found a piece of pink silk that I had shiboried last year for the Interpret This challenge. Here is the link for the fabric in process: http://photothreads.blogspot.com/2010/05/may-check-in-by-jdemilo.html

    Here is the link for the finished quilt: http://photothreads.blogspot.com/2010/05/spring-jdemilo.html

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  2. Hi Laura, Thanks - that is my quilt you linked to and I have to tell you that it's taken me quite awhile to come up with ways to use my shibori dyed fabric. This particular inspiration came as I was drawing leaves and coloring them with my granddaughter, as I was drawing in the leaf veins I could visualize it in my fabrics. I have a couple other samples of how I've used it on the quilt page of my website, www.lindamdesigns.com

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  3. I made an art quilt of some shibori fabric a couple of years ago. You can see it at http://www.tiedyejudy.com/Art%20Quilts.htm. It's the first one on the left, entitled 'Freeform'. Also, Connie Rose does a bunch with shibori fabric: http://constancerosedesigns.blogspot.com/. Sometimes you just need to look at the fabric for awhile to get ideas!

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  4. Judy, that link didn't work, so I typed in:
    http://tiedyejudy.com/ and then went to Art Quilts, that seemed to work.
    Nice quilt too :)

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  5. Jan Myers-Newbury is the Queen of Shibori. Check out her website for some wonderful quilts using shibori fabrics. http://www.janmyersnewbury.com/
    And if you ever have a chance to take a class with her - do it!

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  6. Check out some pictures Quilter Beth put on her blog today auditioning some of the shibori fabric she discharged!

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