Saturday, December 20, 2008

Two renditions of yamamichi (mountain trail) shibori:

This is one of the most fun and most forgiving of shibori patterns. Just meander over the cloth, pleating in zig-zags, bind and then dye each section a different color. Always turns out beautiful, especially on women's shirts.

Now a selection of omasu (large square) motifs:

Omasu often reminds me of stained-glass windows.

The pleating and color bleeding in these three tea towels reminds me of rays of light scattered by the colored glass in a cathedral.

Concentric ne-maki (thread-bound ring) motifs doing another imitation of a cathedral window:

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