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July 22, 2015

it is rather shocking to realize how much time is spent on the computer

I only have a desktop, no other gadgets, not even a cell phone

so when it is shut down for several days it is amazing what you can accomplish

P1070278a small piece of shibori

for some reason I couldn’t work out the pattern

once dyed it was much better than expected

P1070262this is the magic moment when you find out

P1070275before dyeing, the gathered piece was tied tightly to a pole

to resist the back

the faint white lines are where it was tied with strong sewing thread

P1070283now that I’ve figured out the pattern a larger piece is in the works

a heavy cardboard template helps to mark the patternP1070276another small bag from the sample warp

the bone button repeats the squares in the weaving pattern

P1070277and the lining repeats the strong colours

P1070282another sample warp finished

even the camera had a problem with the colours and pattern

P1070284there is a strong diagonal movement in the pattern

it would be better if the pale stripe was darker

now on to the next samples.

8 Comments leave one →
  1. July 22, 2015 10:57 am

    I love the little button on the little bag!! Weave on!


  2. vdbolyard permalink
    July 22, 2015 5:55 pm

    busy when computer free. it is a time drain, isn’t it. i like the experiment piece!


  3. July 23, 2015 12:24 am

    ohh great shibori.♥ the tropical colors in the warp sample.
    i go compu free on weekends and it shows in my output.


    • July 23, 2015 7:17 am

      Neki – thank you. I realize you do that, it is very disciplined. Don’t know how long I will be able to keep it up.


  4. July 23, 2015 3:40 am

    I love the shibori pattern–I can’t believe you can actually plan for it. And, yes, the computer is a huge time suck–I often feel I’ve fallen into the rabbit hole. Maybe I should go tech-free one day a week, too (but my hands get clammy just thinking about it!)


    • July 23, 2015 7:01 am

      Kerry – computers are definitely a wonderland of rabbit holes! if you look at the really good Japanese shibori the patterns are carefully planned and marked before starting any resist method.


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