Knitting is like a meditation for me, i miss it a lot......
Next weekend i'll go to Bordeaux for a workshop Fabric dying and shibori technique.
Shibori is a Japanese tie-dying technique;
There are an infinite number of ways one can bind, stitch, fold, twist, or compress cloth for shibori, and each way results in very different patterns. Each method is used to achieve a certain result, but each method is also used to work in harmony with the type of cloth used. Therefore, the technique used in shibori depends not only on the desired pattern, but the characteristics of the cloth being dyed. Also, different techniques can be used in conjunction with one another to achieve even more elaborate results.
I prepared some fabric pieces with shibori.
This piece is first folded and wrapped around with thread.
In the center is a flower with the leafs already tighten.
I sewed a kind of chess-bord, the thread need to be tighten before dying.
Two big leaves, i need to tighten the thread.
Another flower in another stitching technique and between the leaves a tighten some tiny stones from my courtyard.
For the fabric I uses vintage bed sheets in cotton and linen. Some are more than 100 years old.
I left for Bordeaux to morrow morning so in the afternoon I can explore Bordeaux.
I promise you to make lots of pictures.