makes | shibori + sashiko.

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This is my first attempt at shibori, a Japanese practice of resistance dyeing on textile. Folding, bending, and clipping muslin cloth is meditative and the final results are gorgeous–rich in color, shape.

As an extension of my first dyes, I decided to try some sashiko embroidery on top, following the natural resistance dye lines I created. My stitches aren’t completely even in this first attempt, often a little wonky, but in just two sittings with my piece, I’ve already made great strides in consistency.

These first dye batches are small scale, but my mind is already spinning about where I could potentially go with this practice.

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