Shibori

“Shibori is the Japanese word for a variety of ways of embellishing textiles by shaping cloth and securing it before dyeing. The word comes from the verb root shiboru, ‘to wring, squeeze, press.’ Although shibori is used to design a particular group of resist-dyed textiles, the verb root of the word emphasizes the action performed on cloth, the process of manipulating fabric. [The cloth] is given a three-dimensional form by folding, crumpling, stitching, plaiting, or plucking and twisting… It is the pliancy of a textile and its potential for creating a multitude of shape-resisted designs that the Japanese concept of shibori recognizes and explores. The shibori family of techniques includes numerous resist processes practiced throughout the world.” (http://www.dartmouth.edu/~matc/math5.pattern/ShiboriDefinition.html)

Katano

Katano shibori (kah-tah-no) Japanese painter and batik artist Motohito Katano founded the style of Katano.

Itajime

Itajime shibori (E-taj-ih-meh) Itajime shibori is a shaped-resist technique.

Arashi

Arashi shibori (ah-rah-she) Arashi shibori is also known as pole-wrapping shibori.

Wall Hangings

The hangings below combine various shibori techniques and may include sashiko, quilting and beading.

White Shadow

White Shadow shibori is one of the most difficult and time-consuming shape-resist techniques.

Stitched Shibori

Stitched shibori is a simple running stitch used on cloth then pulled tight to gather the cloth.