Friday, December 7, 2012

Shibori for textile artists

I wrote about " Shibori for Textile Artists"  Janice Gunner
Published in 2007 by Kodansha America.Inc.
ISBN.13:978-1-56836-366-0
My give way is the fabric( 8 pieces 45cm 55cm) in the background of the book ( not self dyed)

Shibori is the Japanese term for the dye-resist technique of binding. clamping or gathering cloth so that dye cannot reach certain parts.

The book begins with the historical and cultural background, then goes on to explain clearly, with step-by-step instructions.  Covering many different techniques, tied-resist, stitched-resist, wrapped-resist, clamp-resist, folded and pleated-resist.
Stunning examples of finished pieces appear throughout the book, also one of my favourite artist Jan Myers-Newbyry





32 comments:

  1. This is a great book! I know. But I love all the shibori fabrics. Wish to win one!

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  2. Looks like a wonderful book and the fabrics would be a fantastic win!

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  3. I've never tried Shibori! but I'd like to one day!

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  4. Thanks for the review. The fabric is pretty scrumptious.

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  5. Dat ziet er een mooi boek uit met mooie technieken in beschreven,en die stofjes vind ik ook heel mooi dus ik stel me graag kandidaat daarvoor.Groetjes van Simonne.

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  6. This is a book that looks like a great reference. I am becoming fascinated with the shibori technique.

    The fabric you are giving away is beautiful (even if not self dyed) Thanks for the great book review.

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  7. I have this book and several others on Shibori. It's a wonderful resource. I love doing all kinds of Shibori.

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  8. I have never tried shibori but the results I see at other people's blogs are beautiful, so I do want to give it a try.

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  9. WONDERFUL fabrics and the book also.

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  10. This looks like a great book. Thanks for the review. The fabric would be lovely to win and may make a lovely addition to the Japanese fabric I bought at LaConner when they had their Japanese quilt exhibition. Mary Ann

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  11. I do not know this specific book, but I love shibori and all it's varieties

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  12. I did Shibori when I was a kid only I didn't know that's what it was called. I thought I was doing some elaborate tie dye technique!
    I'd love to win the fabric and the book is inspiring me to try Shibori again.

    Susan Parker jdprkr@pacbell.net

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  13. I've always been intrigued by shibori but only tried a bit of it once so far.

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  14. Looks like a great book. Love the fabrics.

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  15. Thanks for a glimpse into what looks like a great book! Would love some beautiful fabric, of course!

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  16. wow! looks cool.
    Thanks for the opp to win it.

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  17. I once did dye shibori with reasonable results. This book looks good and the oppurtunite to win a peace of this fabric is great.

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  18. Oh, I'd love the opportunity to win this fabric. I've done the smallest little bits of shibori and love it.

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  19. I ♥ SHIBORI! It's my favorite way of dyeing. And fortunately there is now snow in Holland. Snow dyeing and shibori gives wonderful results!

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  20. I have wanted to explore this technique for a long time. This would be most helpful.

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  21. Gorgeous fabrics and the book looks good too. Thanks for the info.

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  22. My copy of the book is dog earred and stained, but one of my favorites. You are so right about the gorgeous photos in the book. Speaking of gorgeous, fabulous fabric.

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  23. Le shibori ma toujours intéressée et je serai heureuse de connaitre mieux ce livre

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  24. This looks like a "must have". Would love a chance to win!

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  25. Oooooo....I have been wanting to give this a try....this post has me really inspired to give it a go. May have to look I to adding this book to my library

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  26. The shibori material is just lovely...send my way. And will add this book to my wish list.

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  27. Oh my gosh, I can not believe you'd give away the fabric. I've done a little bit of shibori, and have a tendency to look at the fabric, pet it a bit, then never cut into it. If I got lucky enough to win this fabric, it would be used whole cloth for a jacket. Shibori pieces are true treasures. Thank-you for the chance to win a piece of your fabric. Diane

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  28. It looks like a beautiful and interesting book to sibori technique in a clear way to learn.

    And of course, I am certainly interested in winning fabrics

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  29. Very nice cloth...even if it isn't 'self' dyed...some one did do it!

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