Shibori for Textile Artists

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Shibori is the Japanese term (from the word meaning "to squeeze or wring") for the dye-resist technique of binding, clamping or gathering the cloth so that the dye cannot reach certain parts. The result is a most powerful combination: a carefully structured design with the organic freedom of the unpredictable.
One of the richest textile traditions in the world, shibori has been used in Japan, Africa, India and South America for centuries to create vibrant color, bold patterns, ...

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Overview

Shibori is the Japanese term (from the word meaning "to squeeze or wring") for the dye-resist technique of binding, clamping or gathering the cloth so that the dye cannot reach certain parts. The result is a most powerful combination: a carefully structured design with the organic freedom of the unpredictable.
One of the richest textile traditions in the world, shibori has been used in Japan, Africa, India and South America for centuries to create vibrant color, bold patterns, and intricate motifs. In recent years, a resurgence of the art has revealed its full potential. Janice Gunner's book is aimed at quilters, embroiderers and textile artists who want to master the techniques of shibori and to find ways of using the fabric for a range of textile applications.
The book begins with the historical and cultural background of shibori; then goes on to explain, with clear, precise instructions and diagrams, how to make a wide range of exquisite fabrics. Gunner covers many different techniques, including tied-resist, stitched-resist, wrapped-resist, clamp-resist, folded- and pleated-resist, as well as immersion, space and indigo dyeing. Stunning examples of shibori pieces appear throughout the book both to inspire and guide; and practical advice is given on incorporating shibori textiles into the reader's own quilted and embroidered work.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781568363806
  • Publisher: Kodansha International
  • Publication date: 9/1/2010
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 821,308
  • Product dimensions: 10.86 (w) x 11.24 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

Janice Gunner is well-known both in the U.K. and the U.S. for her quilting and shibori work. She is the Vice-President of the Quilters Guild of the British Isles. In 2000, she attended the Quilt Market & Festival in Houston, Texas. Gunner has been teaching patchwork, quilting, and shibori for 30 years.

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