Handwoven? Check. Bright colours? Check. Rainbow? Check. Hand-painted? Check. Intricate weave pattern? Check. A unique wrap? Check. Let me present to you the Shibori series of the wraps that combine all the good qualities of a handwoven wrap with the free flow of rainbow colours and a diamond pattern frame.
Those scarves came to me with no colour. Just pure white silk. I used them to test acid dyes for a baby wrap, the results of which you can still see – the blue, yellow, purple, and magenta are from that era. And then, having acquired all kinds of wooden blocks from a nearby art … More Continuing on the itajime shibori road
My favourite recipe: Take handwoven, shibori, and acid dyes. Shake well, wrap in plastic and cook thoroughly. Let it cool down, wash, dry, iron and enjoy. And now let me walk you through the steps, on at a time. First, dress the loom with white cottolin warp. Then weave with undyed Seasilk. Cut of the … More Playing with itajime shibori