So far I’ve posted several shibori fabrics that were primarily made up of dot patterns, which is a very common style of shibori. However, there are other techniques that are used to bind and dye cloth. Here are a few more examples.
This is an example of ori-nui shibori, where thread is run through the fabric along a line, then drawn tight before submerging the cloth in the dye bath.
Another example of ori-nui shibori comes from this early 20th century haori (kimono jacket) woven in tsumugi silk. Tsumugi is also called “pongee” and often has a similar nubbly texture to dupioni silk. More about that in a future post. I love tsumugi!
But then again, there’s nothing wrong with the simplicity of basic spiderweb shibori. This piece comes from the lining of the above haori. Bold shibori squares in white and yellow with red make quite a statement. This sort of repeating geometric shibori is often seen in linings and juban, or under-kimono.
Next time I’ll cover shibori motifs in printed textiles. Stay tuned!