Itajime shibori silk scarf

My latest adventure in the fabric world is shibori, in particular – itajime shibori.  Translated from Japanese, it means folded and clamped dye technique.

There are many ways to fold a fabric, then to clamp it and then to dye it.  All three factors result in a gazillion combination of the possible results.  Which means, I was kinda feeling lost in details, until I ran into an article showing step-by-step clamp and dye and the result.  And I absolutely wanted to try it.  And so I did.

Shibori silk scarf 1

And here are the results of the Japanese master:

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The crispiness of the edges, the clarity of the design – that’s what I will be working on next.  But I am absolutely in love with this technique.   And I absolutely will be trying that on a baby wrap, so stay tuned for news on that side of my weaving journey.

More pics of my scarf:

 

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