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Shibori is the japanese word for a process of dyeing fabric that involves stitching, gathering, scrunching and tightly tieing the undyed fabric before immersing the fabric in a dye bath. There are over two hundred recognized shibori tie dyeing patterns, some achieved by twisting fabric and stitching with thread; some from wrapping the fabric tightly around a pole or rope after scrunching the fabric into a closely gathered bunch. In Japan, masters of the art of shibori are considered "National Treasures" whose work is revered in museums and private collections. Study of the art of shibori dyeing is a lifetime occupation. We have been fortunate to be able to collect some of these lovely fabrics, both in cotton and in silk, for our Western customers who share our love of shibori.
Here in the West, we often are captivated by the puckers remaining in the shibori dyed cloth after the ties are removed. For those who want to use the fabric in a garment while retaining the the puckers, we recommend placing the shibori cloth right side down against a thick terry cloth towel or thick batting and fusing a woven fusible interfacing to the wrong side of the shibori cloth. This will allow you to place the fabric in any work of your creation without fear of losing the three-dimensional effect.
The following shibori fabric is currently pictured and available:
Shibori 1 (lower left): $20/yard. Yellow, blue and red on white cotton in 14.5 inch width. This fabric has been pressed flat to be made into a kimono. 2 & 1/3 yd remain. All for $40
Shibori 2 (lower right): $20/yard. Printed red, yellow & green butterfly motifs on burgundy silk 10.5 inches wide. This fabric has not been pressed flat, leaving the raised crimped puckers (after the tied threads are removed). 11 yards remain. SOLD OUT
Shibori 3 (upper left): $25/yard. Cotton NOT pressed flat (still puckered from tie dyeing). Shades of green with Iris pattern 12 yds in remain. All for $255
Shibori 4 (upper right): SOLD OUT
Shibori 5 (lower left): $20/yard. Wool and silk blend pressed flat. random designs of black, pink, blue and green scatttered over shibori pattern 10.5 yards remain. All for $190
Shibori 16 (lower right): $20/yard. This one is not pressed flat but is textured. Bright pink and white silk. 2.9 yds remain. All for $45
Shibori 7 (upper left): $20/yard. Wool & silk blend pressed flat. Random patterns of lavender, pink and blue scattered over shibori pattern Remaining are 13.66 yards. All for $260
Shibori 11 (upper right): $20/yd. This slightly textured fabric is 35 inches wide (unusal). Pattern of flowers and leaves. Remaining 2.5 yds. All for $40
Shibori 9 (lower left): $20/yard. Cotton. 4.5 yards in standard Japanese width of 14 in remain NOT pressed flat (still puckered from tie dyeing). Stencil designs of red, black, green and yellow scattered over fabric. SOLD
Shibori 21 (upper left): $25/yard. SOLD OUT
Shibori 12 (upper right): $20/yard. Remain 6 yds 14 inches. Navy blue and pink with hexagon pattern. Fabric is textured. SOLD OUT
Shibori 13 (lower left): $20/yd. Navy blue with light blue shibori pressed with random scattered, mult-colored dots. Remaining are 7.66 yds. All for $140
Shibori 14 (lower right): $20/yd. Orange with white shibori pattern with random lines and dots. Remaining 13 yd. All for $210
Shibori 19 (upper left): $20/yard. Textured (very little) light weight silk in red, pink and white outline. Remaining 9.33 yd. All for $160
Shibori 22 (upper right): $20/yard. Cotton, textured golden yellow with light blue, pink and white rose and leaf pattern. Remaining 9yd. All for $160
Shibori 23 (lower left): $15/yd. Machine made, slightly textured bouquets and daiseys and ribbons in burgundy. Remaining 2 yds. SOLD OUT
Shibori 25 (lower right): SOLD OUT
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