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 IContinue reading “makes | shibori + sashiko.”
This week, I’ve been pouring over this brilliant embroidery booklet I found at a bazaar a few years back, reading the beyond brilliant Sweet Tooth Vol. 1 by Jeff Lemire (he’s got a great blog too), and flipping through things like the cheeky Incomplete Book of Dog Names and re-reading Henry Rollins Black Coffee Blues.