Thursday, 16 April 2009

Shibori play day

Yesterday was a dry day so off to the park I went with both boys (8 & 10). I took some hand sewing (for when I couldn't run any more). I need to make another shibori sample and took some washed cotton squares to stitch into. It was however very windy and eventually I sat in the wooden climbing frame to get out of the wind. Not very street cred I guess to have your mother hitch up her skirt to climb up in the first place.

As well as my day job I also teach some textile workshops and Shibori is one of my favourites (did you guess from the header?). I just love to see what students have done with the fabrics. I'm proud to say that my oldest lady has been 89.

My love of shibori is the reason I went from this

to this in 24 hours. It just needs to be quilted now.


  1. I like the look of the star resist, I shall have to look out for some plastic shapes. My wet studio is out of action as it's a tip but I have a cunning plan for next week! I do love Shibori and it's all your fault! lol

    Have a good weekend.

  2. Oh, I love your Shibori - that's something i'm going to have to try. It's going to look beautiful when it's quilted!
    Thank you for visiting my blog and welcome to blogging. It's great to 'meet' you and I'll be back for more :-)


  3. I love hand dyed fabrics. Hope as you are joining blogland you share some of your techniques. Yours are gorgeous!

  4. Ginny - I do intent to share techiques so watch this space. I', just getting used to the whole wide world of blogosphere

  5. your fabrics are beautiful - I love that transformation - it's magic every time. When we moved house I spent ages peeling all my daighter's glow-in-the-dark-stars off the attic ceiling to use for resists - I haven't done it yet, though!

  6. Fiona, thanks for your comment. It is really easy to use the stars, the hardest part is lining up the points before you clamp them together. Oh and not peeking too early before the dye is finished. Would love to see your finshed work.


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