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Learn Shibori (Japanese resist dyeing) from start to finish. Detailed recordings of each step, including designing and stenciling, dyeing and drying, thread removal and steam finishing. Demonstrations on cotton and silk fabrics, by master Shibori artists from Japan.
Techniques include six styles of hand-knotting (kanoko, miura, and te-kumo variations), stitching (nui-shibori variations), pleating (tesuji, tatsumaki, and other variations), and fold-and-clamp methods (sekka, itajime). In addition, the film covers several techniques for machine-aided shibori and sekka dyeing. A wonderful foundation for understanding traditional Japanese stitch and clamp resist and tie and dye.
Produced by Studio Galli Productions and the Artisan Communities of Narumi and Arimatsu, Japan. Narrated by Yoshiko I. Wada of the World Shibori Network with music by Andrew Galli.