How was this made?

13 July 2007

1japshibori.jpg
I saw and took the picture of this piece at the ISS in Harrogate in 2002. They were a series of banners displayed, made by a group of Japanese women, called the Shibori Group I believe. Cotton and indigo I believe. Anyhow I find this piece quite intreguing and has led me to an interest in Origami Shibori. Here is a detail of the same piece.
1japshibori-detail.jpg

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2 Responses to “How was this made?”

  1. Hannah Says:

    Wow, staring at that piece really truly made my eyes burn.

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  2. kdk Says:

    From the picture I can’t see if the banner is made out of 2 rectangles or if it is made out of 1 big square.
    If it was made of 2 rectangles here goes my guess:
    I think it was made in 5 steps (2 different ways of folding the fabric and 5 different dye baths)
    1/ dipping the central point of the fabric into the dye bath without resist
    http://www.tobasign.com/kbShibori01.jpg
    2/ folding the fabric as follow then clamp and dye
    http://www.tobasign.com/kbShibori1.jpg
    http://www.tobasign.com/kbShibori2.jpg
    http://www.tobasign.com/kbShibori3.jpg
    http://www.tobasign.com/kbShibori4.jpg
    3/ folding the fabric as follow then clamp and dye point
    http://www.tobasign.com/kbShibori5.jpg
    http://www.tobasign.com/kbShibori6.jpg
    http://www.tobasign.com/kbShibori7.jpg
    http://www.tobasign.com/kbShibori8.jpg
    4/ folding the triangle as follow then clamp and dye
    http://www.tobasign.com/kbShibori9.jpg
    5/ then maybe the zig-zag folds were folded again in the opposite way (what was up goes down) then cap the bottom, clamp and dye again.

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