Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Inspiration for the week

I am now back at college and this week it will get busier as we will also have an additional Saturday workshop. The workshop is going to be a dyeing day. If it is anything like the last one (over 2 years ago now) it will be exhausting. No doubt need to rub in a vat load of hand cream into my inevitably sludge purple hands. One thing that we will be covering in the workshop will be shibori. I have found some interesting posts from a professional shibori artist who blogs about her work and other issues relating to being a professional craftsman. Highlights include a tutorial for a fabulous t-shirt which uses a simple but very effective technique. She has recently posted a series of articles about itajime &2. Two succeeding posts start to whet my appetite for Saturday as she covers folding including how to achieve a snowflake effect, as a keen origami folder and recent kirigami convert it will be interesting to try out my newly learnt skills. Further inspiration can be seen in this flickr pool.

Note to self - pop into B&Q and pick up a packet of those handy looking mini clamps.

3 comments:

Fat Bird Does Exercise said...

So is shibori a kind of tie dye?

Kitty said...

I would say that Tie Dye is a form of Shibori. Tie Dye sometimes has the connotations of 60's hippies and/or childishnes (neither a good thing or a bad thing. The Japanese term encompasses, I would argue, more techniques as cloth can be bound (i.e. tied), stitiched, folded, twisted, wrapped or compressed. So Shibori encompasses tie dye.

jimjum said...

Is it dry yet? Where is the follow on? I am, as always, getting impatient to see the next stage.

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