Friday, March 18, 2011

How many addictions can one person have.....

This shibori technique is so addicting that my nails might permanently be colored with dye. I hate using gloves. These 3 flowers that I did today took lots of stitching but I think it was worth it. I'm going to try and be more disciplined and stitch up a whole bunch before I mix up more dye. I need to start using a finer needle because I'm seeing the needle holes in the silk. Here are some more pics. I also tried the resist technique using a couple of keys.

fabric is folded and stitched on fold

as tight as I could get it

ready for the big reveal

what a surprise

hard to get clean edges all the way through. lots of stitching possibilities.


25 comments:

Anneli/Bockfilz said...

Oh, this is absolutely fantastic! You are a real master of Shibori!

cristina said...

"________________________________" = speechless over flowers.

Herm said...

Those 3 flowers are beautiful -- can't see the needle holes, they are perfect!!!!

deanna7trees said...

thanks anneli and cristina. i was kind of surprised myself when i opened it up. very far from a master. only been at it for one week.

Jacky said...

Wonderful results Deanna! It's very addictive isnt it this shibori dyeing?

Jacky xox

deanna7trees said...

thanks herm. the needle holes are very visible in person. will try a smaller needle next time, but glennis says it's not unusual for shibori to show needle marks.

Laura said...

I'm taking the on-line class too, but can't figure out how to post to the blog. I love your stitched piece, I'm going to try some of that this weekend. Still working on the initial lesson, it's fun but involves a lot of pre-planning, doesn't it?

deb said...

Your shibori flowers are fantastic! Love the colour.

helen said...

This is the type of shibori I want to do, the stitching. I know it takes a long time but
WOW look at your fantastic results! Job well done. The Key resist are cool too, one could really let their imagination roam with the resist, you probably don't look at objects the same way any more. Ha!

deanna7trees said...

love getting all your comments. hope this will inspire some of you to try it. you are right helen. everything now is looked at with an eye towards shibori.

Vicki W said...

I love your stitched shibori!

Notjustnat said...

Fantastic results on this piece. Hope you are happy with it. I stitched up a piece of karamatsu too and it's in the dye bath as we speak. Hope mine turns out as good as this. Yes it's addictive, but it's another form of stitching!

joe said...

inspiring!

another thought on the needle hole thread...perhaps they will relax when washed? also, from a wabi sabi point of view, perhaps they just need to be honored as a part of the process?

i just found two huge white slubbed silk drapes, fully lined with luscious aged white cotton linings, at the local thrift shop during my break today. i'm thinking they may just be put back and reserved for when i can take a shibori workshop....

handstories said...

like everyone else....

Those flowers! And the very cook keys.

Laura said...

Thanks for the help, I sent a post to the workshop finally! Do you think that if you washed your piece that the needle holes would disappear?

kaite said...

the flowers are beautiful but you really should be wearing gloves, the skin is very absorbent.

jude said...

i think this be your thing....

Deb G said...

Well, I hope you follow this addiction for awhile! So fun to see what is unfolding. :)

Gina said...

These are gorgeous! Oh, what you can do with these! It'll be fun to see where you go with this.

Martine said...

wonderful flowers you made there.....you do this without gloves? Ha, like to see your hands.
XXXm

karen said...

wonderful, wonderful circular patterns, Wow!!

liniecat said...

Stunning flowers! Did you double dye dunk as it were? Into blue then a dunk into red?

deanna7trees said...

those of you that indicate your e-mail address when commenting have received individual replies. for those of you concerned that i am not using gloves---these are non-toxic dyes. if i were using procion or some other toxic dye, i would definitely be using gloves. i appreciate all your comments and concerns.

shirleymcgann said...

Oh, I gasped out loud when I came to the reveal! These are gorgeous...I want to do this too!!!

Shishi

deanna7trees said...

thanks, shishi. there are lots of good you tube videos on shibori and plenty of books. not hard to do. look forward to seeing some shibori on your blog real soon...

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