Friday, October 22, 2010

Flickr Faves on a Friday - Shibori

Shibori in all its textural glory.


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.

6 comments:

Hot Fudge said...

I'm so pleased you enjoyed Sharyn's work - she creates some amazing pieces. I'm still hoping to get there on the weekend.

Thea said...

They are beautiful. The bubble scarf reminds me of a bag I made when I was studying.. I tied dozens of marbles into polyester chiffon... must find it. x

Thea said...

Oh, I should have added that the marbles did come out after heat-setting the fabric :)

Christine @ Origami Mommy said...

It's always nice to have a new craft or technique that you want to master. I love this collage.

momijitomitsukoshi said...

Wow! That's fascinating. I've seen this look before, but never realised what it was. How gorgeous! Next time I will pay more attention. I'm sure you will get another chance to have a go at it (or you will work it out yourself - you're very clever that way).

Where My Heart Is said...

Melanie I went to the opening of a shibori exhibition on Sunday which was wonderful. It is at a small gallery at The Gap The details are found here http://www.tafta.org.au/news-eventsQLD.html
I'll have to come to the Markets soon - have never been before.

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