Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Hinode Shibori/ Sunrise Shibori

Stitched, tied and wrapped and ready to dye:

Dyed ten tines and ready to unwrap:

The finished Yukata:

Takeshima san went to to great lengths to finish this charming tie-dye summer linen/cotton yukata. It must have taken her a few hundred hours to stitch then tie and wrap and then untie and unwrap this whimsical yet precise masterpiece. I forgot to mention the full sweltering day slaving over and in the indigo vat dipping and squeezing it over ten times to get the dark blues. She sewed it up herself and will now move on to the next project, a persimmon dyed obi/belt to go with it.

1 comment:

  1. magnificent! hinode is a favorite of mine though i've only done a couple of small swatches. a very impressive project here from start to the finished yukata. a persimmon obi will be outstanding.

    a real inspiration-arigato!