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Shibori for Textile Artists

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ISBN: 978-1849945301

Publisher: Pavilion/Batsford

Paperback | 22.5 x 28.3 cm |128 pages

Shibori for Textile Artists by Janice Gunner

Informative & comprehensive
Plus stunning quilts

One of the richest textile traditions in the world, Shibori has been used in Japan, Africa, India and South America for the rich colour, bold patterns and intricate designs it creates. In recent years, a resurgence of the art has revealed its full potential.

Janice Gunner's new book is aimed at quilters, embroiderers and textile artists who not only want to master the technique, but also find ways of using the fabric for a range of textile techniques, including quilting and embroidery.

Shibori is the Japanese term (from the word to squeeze or wring) for the dye-resist technique of binding, clamping or gathering the cloth so that the dye cannot reach certain parts. This results in that most powerful of combinations: a carefully structured design with the organic freedom of the unpredictable.

The book covers the historical and cultural background, before explaining clearly, with step-by-step instructions and diagrams, how to make a wide range of stunning fabrics.

Covering a range of techniques, including tied resist, stitched resist, wrapped resist, clamp resist and folded and pleated resist, instructions are also given for immersion, space and indigo dyeing techniques.

Stunning examples of finished Shibori pieces both inspire and guide the reader throughout, with practical advice on incorporating Shibori textiles into your own quilted and embroidered pieces.