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Shibori Furoshiki (Dyed Cloth Wrapping Paper)

Here are some of Heather’s recent shibori designs. Here they are used as Eco-friendly wrapping paper – a Japanese tradition known as Furoshiki. This is a nice way to present a gift – the wrapping paper is also part of the present. 29 more words

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Winter regnum - a time for crafting

Christmas is over and we are in the strange inbetween time when not a lot happens until after New Year’s Day. I like one suggestion I heard on the radio for a name for this period: the winter regnum. 755 more words


like practicing the piano

Sometimes it’s play – no particular intent, just a quick response to the cloth – in shibori and dyed in the vat.

They were created for an event and were an… 154 more words


Adventures in Shibori Dyeing

I’ve had this on my “To Do” list for years: literally Finally, after some reading, some dyeing experience and creating some suitable space for the project, I accumulated a few supplies and got started. 453 more words

Fiber Art

Itajime and a notebook

I made another notebook cover yesterday using some cloth that I’d dyed a little while ago using the ancient Japanese clamping method called itajimi. It’s a technique I learned from textile artist Janice Gunner a few years back.   708 more words

Hand Dyed Fabric

What to do with indigo, part I

So what am I doing with the vats? At this point I’m primarily interested in seeing how easy they are to assemble and run, and what the pH is, information that will help me to choose vat methods for dyeing projects in the future.  420 more words


SFS Shop: Itajime Shibori by Ana Lisa Hedstrom - Now Available!

We’re happy to announce  the latest addition to our Ana Lisa Hedstrom DVD series – Itajime Shibori: Basic Folds, Variations & Inventions, Silk Scouring and Carved Clamps. 99 more words