Monday, September 9, 2019

New Itajime and Arashi Shibori Fabrics and Shirt

Here are some new dyed fabrics and a shirt I made 
 with a fun group of women, part of the Sew Whatz group,  in the studio barn on Saturday.

This is a T-Shirt I over-dyed using the Arashi Shibori technique. It had been previously ice-dyed but needed another layer of pattern to tie it all together into a more cohesive design.

This is an example of the honeycomb technique.
To learn more about that technique, see my post previous to this one. 
I like the water-like texture in these honeycomb pieces.

I used hexagon shaped tiles to create this clamped resist piece shown above.
I think it resembles glowing bugs with long antennae and legs.

Above is an example of stitched resist know as Komasu Shibori.

The one above is folded just like the stitched one above it, 
but you use only rubber bands
 to create the patterns.  I like it quite a bit and it's easier.

For the one above I used two balsa wood cut outs of a maple leaf  I bought at Michaels, clamped together with fabric in-between them. 

The piece above was accordion folded and held together with rubber bands. 
It's done on linen.


  1. Wow! These are beautiful, Jeanne! I especially love the maple leaves, but all your results are lovely. Your art barn must be perfect for projects like this!

    1. Thanks Judy. It is a great place to create. Much better than my little sewing room, where I used to do my dyeing.

  2. All gorgeous. The maple one is especially exquisite, especially with the Fall colors!

  3. Thank you Mel. I l really enjoyed your blogpost about ice dyeing! Thanks for checking out my blog!