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March 12, 2013

the pattern on the woven shibori that was gathered tightly, but not on a pole, is so much nicer

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the above picture is before rinsing

it is very simple to weave on only 4 harnesses/shafts

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I like the accidental vertical pattern (it runs horizontally in the picture) that has developed

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I cut an end off the first pole-wrapped piece and over dyed it

and also dyed a small piece of my curtain/shade fabric, I plan to do some sashiko and then make a shifuku/bag

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a short kumihimo cord using paper yarn and some silk – a drawstring for the knitted bag

14 Comments leave one →
  1. March 13, 2013 6:45 pm

    Beautiful, beautiful work!


  2. March 13, 2013 4:07 pm

    surfacing…beautiful here.


  3. March 13, 2013 5:52 am

    Lovely, lovely, perfect to brighten my day Jean.


    • March 13, 2013 8:31 am

      Lis – I hope you have some blue skies as well.
      Neki – nothing but grey skies and rain here, blue in any form is a relief


  4. March 13, 2013 2:17 am

    good blues these!


  5. Renee permalink
    March 12, 2013 7:00 pm

    Inspiring. Awesome.


    • Renee permalink
      March 12, 2013 7:05 pm

      Question? The stripes came from the shibori dyeing?


      • March 12, 2013 7:34 pm

        Renee – shibori is when you resist the dye reaching part of the fabric. In this case pulling up the resist gathering threads (first picture) prevents the dye reaching the fabric inside the gathers.


  6. March 12, 2013 4:57 pm

    The woven shibori turned out beautiful!


  7. March 12, 2013 3:53 pm

    That stripe is marvelous.


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