25 November 2006

Larch shibori

Helen asked how the circular shibori patterns were made on the piece I showed last week. Here are my diagrams of how to form the stitching. Drawing is obviously not my best skill, so I apologise if they look a little rough.

You simply fold the fabric and stitch multiple lines in semi-circular shapes through both layers. Gather up the stitches and then dye the fabric. The diagrams here give you an idea of how to stitch a piece so that it is covered with circles, but for my piece I wanted a border. I made a single fold along a long strip and sewed four rows of semi circles along the fold, then gathered and dyed. That's all there is to it! Hope this helps, Helen.


  1. Thanks for that info. Your drawing is just fine. It looks really simple to do.



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