Thursday, 29 November 2007

Shibori no Hana

One day I would like to do SharonB’s on-line class "Develop a Personal Library of Stitches". I don’t feel I can commit to such an intensive class yet and I have never done an on-line class before, so I thought it would be a good idea to do a short class as a taster. Looking at the classes on offer at Joggles, "Shibori no Hana" caught my eye and I signed up. The class began the day after I returned from Cambridge but my supplies did not arrive until Monday this week. The shibori silk ribbons are delicious. The actual ribbon is about 5 inches wide but the arashi shibori reduces the width to about half an inch. By gently steaming and gently teasing out the ribbon you can relax the pleats and the ribbon gets wider. The ribbons are dyed, discharged and over dyed to give a two-tone effect and being silk, the colours are glowing. You can see how the ribbon is made here.

In lesson one I learned how to make a leaf and a simple flower. I found the instructions simple to follow and was able to create a flower that resembled the one pictured on the instructions.

Take a look at these beautiful flowers created by Shibori Girl.

Happy Stitching


glennis said...

beautiful flower! and i'm blushing at your descriptions of my ribbons and flowers! thank you coral seas

Pat Winter said...

Oh my goodness this is a beautiful flower!

KV said...

Wow, Carol-Anne -- you did a terrific job on that flower! Such fun . . . can't wait to see what else you make from this class.

Kathy V in NM

coral-seas said...

Thank you all for your comments. Your right Kathy, they are fun and Glennis, you should be flushed with pride rather than blushing - my praise is no less than your ribbons and flowers deserve.

Hideko Ishida said...

Thank you very much for sharing. I would like to try!!