Shibori in all its textural glory.
1. Shibori, 2. shibori structure suspended, 3. bomaki shibori, 4. _DSC4632, 5. Cross Pollination - shibori, 6. Shibori bubble scarf, 7. shibori, 8. Garnet Shibori Cuff No 5, 9. Shibori bubble scarf
Inspired by my new fascination, a new technique added to my things-I-really-want-to-learn list - shibori. Until recently I had always thought of shibori, a traditional Japanese dyeing technique, as being just about the pattern it created.
Yesterday I had the chance to see the amazing work by Sharyn Hall at the Craft and Quilt Fair. Her pieces have this amazing texture and once again I heard that little voice in the back of my head, telling me "don't touch, look with your eyes". I so badly wanted to feel the soft delicate fabrics treated to create permanent little puffs of air. I'm still kicking myself for not booking into one of her workshops on the day.