so at the end of last year I cam across some gorgeous images of Shibori which got me all inspired (check out the post here)
and last Saturday the stars finally aligned- I took part in a day workshop at held at the North Sydney Community Center by the lovely Pepa & Karen from Shibori (check them out here)
I thought I'd do the workshop to see how I liked it before diving headlong into anything,
but have to admit- I'm completely hooked! So I will definitely continue on with it all, but check out what I managed in a few hours to start with. I have listed technique & basic notes for those interested, but feel free to ask further questions if you want more info.
Kumo : Pleated across grain and wrapped with synthetic twine
Kanoko with rubber bands
Kumo: pleated irregularly and then fixed with pegs
Kumo: Pleated evenly and then used pegs & synthetic twine
Itajime, Kanoko & Kumo : using perspex Circles, synthetic twine & pegs
Itajime & Kanoko : using perspex Squares & rubber bands
Arashi with rubber bands
Arashi with rubber bands (the rest of the length)
My Arashi attempt is just long enough to be worn as a snug little scarf :)
The smaller swatches were to get a feel for the different techniques and a bit of practice leading up to a scarf......
Here's mine : of which I used multiple techniques on
and me wearing it!
Given how easy it is to get some great patterns & effects, I am looking forward to refining techniques and looking into many more!