Saturday, December 20, 2008

Dyeing for Christmas

Three samples of itajime (board-clamped) shibori:

With itajime, I prepare the cloth as meticulously as I can, dye very carefully, and hold my breath when it comes time to unwrap.

These three all came out very nicely, without missing motifs or excessive bleed-through.

Like many traditional Japanese dyeing techniques, itajime leaves a lot of white space. In this case, however, I'm happy to let it be instead of resorting to additional dye baths.

Next, the ultra-simple te-sup (thread-bound stripe) motifs:

No comments: