Saturday, 13 August 2011

White Shadow/ Shirokage Shibori

There has been a bit of shirokage fever in the class recently. The technique works better on a yukata weight fabric where it can be drawn tight. With heavier cloth we have had to individually stuff each white section with floss silk. Takeshima san succeeded today in keeping a white background with a few innovations not found in the 'how to' books.

I rummaged through a box to dig out this shirokage kimono I dyed 17 years ago..pardon the wrinkles. The lines were faint and delicate but the balance of the squares with the kimono itself was off. They should have been slightly smaller.

Some images of stitched and tied white shadow shibori.

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