To me there are few things as magical as Shibori. Tieing amazingly small knots all over yards and yards of white fabric that are then thrown into a pool of indigo dye. A project that could involve an entire community working on a different aspect of a project. The time and the art.
Over the years I have certainly tried several of the different techniques. Frankly anyone who has tie-dyed has, but I always have the fear of throwing it in the dye. What if my knots were not tight enough, what if I screwed up and the dots didn't fade. Though this summer I am going to give it another go when the weather improves. MG want to come over and play?
There are so many aspects of Japanese textiles and crafts that fascinate me. I don't know how many times I have watched this DVD since it first came out. It takes you through a brief history of Shibori and then an overview of the different types of both hand and machine knot tieing. Watching the artisans are truly inspirational in this DVD.
|Arimatsu-Narumi Shibori: Celebrating 400 Years of Japanese Artisan Design (Japanese / English Language Version)
Starring: Hiroshi Murase, Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada Director: Andrew Galli
Language: English / Japanese