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04 Mar, 2021

Mokume (wood grain look) Shibori Indigo Dyed Cotton Scarf/Shawl worked within a shape

04 Mar, 2021

Mokume is a stitch resist type of shibori that creates a wood grain looking pattern. The technique can be worked quicker if you happen to own a smocking/pleater machine, but I find the spacing too perfect and the wood grain look isn’t as interesting. The perfectly imperfect hand stitched...

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22 Feb, 2021

Ori-Nui Shibori with Indigo

22 Feb, 2021

This week I wanted to show a stitch resist type of shibori. One of my favorites is ori-nui. The running stitches are worked parallel to a single fold of fabric. By varying the length of your stitches and working at different distances from the fold you can create a...

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15 Feb, 2021

Ne-maki Shibori with Indigo

15 Feb, 2021

This starts a series of shibori techniques with indigo. But first, I want to show you an indigo dyed cotton scarf/shawl using arashi shibori techniques. The process was shown in detail on the last blog post, but this one I used indigo dye. Ne-maki shibori is a tied and/or...

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