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diy : shibori dyeing

this winter before it got too cold, i thought i would try my hand at the shibori indigo dyeing trend that i am seeing everywhere. blue is my favorite color and i wanted to use make tablecloths and napkins for parties and specifically, a baby shower. 277 more words


Hooray! A new sewing Project!

I bought this beautiful Furisode Karinui on Ebay. Karinui means, the fabric has already been cut and marked and already been basted together. Lucky for me, the Hakkake = lining along the hem and sleeveholes, as well as the left overlap, came with it. 175 more words


Indigo, Shibori & Block Printing

This season “Feeling the Blues” in print and pattern is super creative because it’s all about different artistic techniques like Shibori and Block Printing. Patterns are imperfect because each print takes on its own personality and style due to the technique being used. 141 more words


Traditional Japanese Shibori

Shibori is the ancient Japanese technique of ‘tie-dying’, it has been around since the 8th century and was once used as currency as it was highly valued to Japanese society. 256 more words


Shibori, the art of folding,wrapping, and/or stitching silk before dying. I have been playing around with all the different ways I could think of. These results stood out to me. 33 more words

Surface Design

Lady of the Sea; work in progress

Here she is, just finishing her dress sleeves and slippers…

Calico, wool, silk, shell, pearl, rock quartz, indigo, leather
C. Imogen Di Sapia 2015

At Work

seeking "sekka"

Sometimes, you have to create your own if Mother Nature isn’t going to accommodate.  Last Saturday and Sunday, certain adventurous women made that work. Their wintery explorations went far beyond what I could have imagined – they were full of… 157 more words