Feb. 2, 2021


For my first shibori sample I’ve chosen to use a gauzy, woven bamboo. I purchased several fabrics in preparation for this class and ultimately decided on this one for the Mokume sample because it has a gird pattern in the weave of the fabric that would be easy to follow for my stitching lines. For the design of the areas without stitching I wanted to do something simplistic because I was more interested in experimenting with the space between my stitch lines than outlining a motif.

The stitching process reminded me of quilting and I found it very relaxing. I’ve done my best to pull the threads up as tight as possible because I’m concerned that the sparse weave of the fabric will allow the dye to penetrate beyond the gathers.