With just a few folds and twists, the Japanese manual resist-dyeing technique known as Shibori can team up with indigo natural dye to create some beautiful surprises.
A collection on un-dyed muslin, silk, and wool/mohair yarn.
On silk. I love this result—a sort of reptilian look.
This feathery one has to be my favorite.
Said the woman who named her textile-arts business after a bird.
This shibori techniques don't yield as crisp a result on yarn as it does on fabric, but I can't deny that the result is just as breathtaking.
I enjoy dreaming about how these yarns will look knitted up—a fellow weaver has already taken one skein off my hands, and I can't wait to see how this yarn behaves in her work. (I have more indigo shibori yarn skeins in my shop.)
The shibori process just begs for a weekend mini-retreat. So, I've decided to host one. Check your calendars for Saturday morning, Aug. 13, and save some space a drive to Prairie House for a morning of shibori, a spicy taco lunch, and some locally made sweets. If you think a cold beer would pair well with all this, well, you're probably right. So BYOB. And don't forget to register for the class—I want to keep this workshop small and sweet, so spots are very limited. Register for the Tulsa-area Shibori Tie Dye Workshop in my Etsy shop.