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blue shibori

July 19, 2014

all of British Columbia has been experiencing a heat wave

there are major forest fires burning in the interior of the province

last night was a big wind and this morning  overcast, much cooler and threatening rain

day one of my introduction to shibori workshop

P1050224we started tying and stitching in the studio

a bit crowded but everyone set to work

P1050225Kathy and Joanne have done this before

P1050226Joanne wanted stripes

she ironed narrow vertical pleats in her cloth and then tied them firmly every inch

P1050239carefully removing the ties

P1050241drying on the line

this was simple, reasonably quick and very interesting

P1050243 her undershirt was a success, too

P1050230Erin had never done shibori before, she started out a bit hesitantly and then got going

she’ll be back tomorrow so she is doing maximum dips in the indigo

P1050232Kathy has been here before

she dyed heavy cotton canvas to make a bag

P1050237 stitched taupe coloured linen for a table runner

P1050244and then a length of woven shibori, cotton warp and rayon weft

she used nylon line for the shibori threads and found it wouldn’t pull up tightly

after it was gathered she simmered it for 20 minutes, hopefully the pleats will stay in the fabric

she is delighted with the results

P1050233this was Jan’s first time P1050250I really like the border she stitched around the cotton napkin

P1050251 dyeing over a printed cotton is very interesting

P1050252pole wrapped wool felt

the weather brightened up and we were able to work outside in the afternoon

more tomorrow

7 Comments leave one →
  1. Marion permalink
    July 20, 2014 8:53 am

    so sorry I couldn’t make it….dying to try it sometime


    • July 20, 2014 9:52 am

      Marion – sorry you couldn’t come, it’s a fun time and another day today. this may be my last time, it’s a lot of work – people dyeing in the kitchen!!


  2. July 20, 2014 4:29 am

    How wonderful! The variety of effects is very interesting–I’ll look forward to more photos!


    • July 20, 2014 6:47 am

      Kerry – always fun to see the variety of work when a group is working with new techniques/ideas. I learn as much as they do.


  3. July 19, 2014 10:25 pm

    Wow!!! Amazing work, such creativity! I like how it seems that people came with ideas, and they were able to realize them. It must feel so good to facilitate their success.


    • July 19, 2014 10:54 pm

      Heather – two of the people had never done any dyeing so it is always fun to see the different result they get.
      Kjerstin – the gardens are in need of more moisture but I hope it waits until after tomorrow.


  4. July 19, 2014 7:49 pm

    Fun! It looks like it might be not rainy tomorrow.


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