During the week I spent sometime preparing shibori stitching ready for the new lesson with Glennis on stitch shibori. I wasn’t disappointed that Glennis posted the lesson up on Wednesday. Today I’m ready to dye! The dyes have already been mixed and stored in the refrigerator ready to be used. I was a bit anxious before I dipped the pieces in the dye. There was a lot of stitching going into each piece and if it didn’t turn out right then it would be wasted.
Apart from the online workshop with Glennis I also got myself a book Shibori by Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada. With both the book and the workshop I was ready to start. I’ve chosen two basic patterns to begin with.
Here are the results of what I dyed this morning. The one on the left is call Karamatsu shibori dyed in indigo using Procion dye. Ideally I should have left both in the dye a bit longer, but I couldn’t wait to see the result. I only left it for 5-6 hours instead of overnight. On the right is Komasu shibori using marigold and brown. Both pieces measure 40″ x 7.5″. My next piece is going to be big enough for a scarf. I feel that it will be hard for me to cut into them for anything!
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