Shibori on the web

18 September 2006

Here is a purse made from shibori. It looks to me like mokume (parallel lines of hand stitching gathered very tightly, see page 86 & following in my book, SHIBORI;creating color and texture on silk) and she says that it is indigo. Looks purple on my screen.
The other piece is green and she got the name almost right– I think she meant discharge not disperse (disperse dyes are used on polyester and add color).
Most shibori is used to create patterns like these . Only silk can hold the texture.


One Response to “Shibori on the web”

  1. Susan Says:

    Hi there, It is mokume shibori… screens tend to shift colors just like a bad dye lot! It is quite indigo and it was done by hand.
    This work has quite a texture to it and I think that she has used the technique in a lot of her kimonos too. Nice to find a fellow dye hound you here!
    Best wishes,


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