Thursday, 30 April 2015

2015 Guild Project

The Shibori Kimono

This year we decided to do a collective project to make a kimono using shibori dyeing.  Our first session involved learning the preparation involved and different techniques for creating resist for the dye. We learned how to prepare squares for shibori, folded, tied and sewn, in preparation for indigo dyeing at our May meeting  when we are having a Dyeing Workshop.  There was even homework available for anyone who wanted to do more squares at home, in the end we had about 26 ready for dyeing.

The range of ideas came out in force as you can see from this sneak peek of the end product.  After all our hard work, kind volunteers took our efforts away to create the end product.  

An awful lot of work went into creating the final kimono.  Perhaps a good way to judge the end result was by the number of volunteers who were willing to "look after" it. :)

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