It’s the last Friday of the month and that means shibori day for me. If you are also working in a series please leave a comment with your link on your own progress. I realize that the vast majority of readers are now doing series work but I’m finding that having this post as a deadline is working great for me so I’m keeping with it. I have several samples from the past month to share today.
Two more clamped pieces.
Last month I did a sample with all dots and they were 1” apart. This month I decided to work on a half inch grid. At first I didn’t think it was going to work. I was really struggling.
Then I read the book again!
When all else fails, read the directions. The book recommends working this on the diagonal. I don’t know why it made a difference, but it did. I also got some more tips about how to hold and wrap it. Only 2 of them became unbound. Next I need to try a design and make the dots even closer. I think I might benefit from binding beads into the center of the dots.
Another stitched piece.
Here’s how I stitched this one.
This one is also stitched but there are 2 differences.
The sides of each petal are folded together and the stitching is wrapped over the edge before being drawn up. I really love this effect and want to do more.
Then I got a new book! Someone on my MXDyers Yahoo group mentioned this book and I found it for a few dollars on Amazon. It was written in the 1970’s but the information is still excellent today.
I did this piece from the book using the instructions below.
The illustrations in the book are excellent and cover all aspects of shibori. I’m going to explore this one some more for next month.