Mar. 3, 2021


This past week I have continued to work though the Pole Wrapping techniques in Shibori: The Inventive Art Of Japanese Shaped Resist Dyeing. Many of them have specific instructions for wrapping fabric, thread, and compressing the fabric clockwise or counter clockwise and I’ve found this a bit confusing. Drawing the numbers and arrows inside my tubes has been helpful. With each technique that consists of double dyings, I have been experimenting with using my weak and strong dye vats as well as flipping the fabric between dyings. While trying to be effective with my time and do multiple samples at once I was getting confused about which was the product of which; mine don’t always turn out close enough to the book to be recognizable. I began using sticky notes to label what sample was created with which technique. I plan to label each sample with a number and record it in my Shibori notebook; each technique will be labeled with a number so that I don’t have to worry about sticky notes getting lost. I’m not sure I’ll have a need to recreate any of these samples but I would prefer to keep a detailed record of what process created what and what I’ve tried.