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Dyed samples on cotton and silk using different methods

Nui Shibori uses stitching to create intricately dyed patterns. After a design is stitched in to the fabric, the threads are pulled tight and are tied together. The part of the fabric that is stitched remains undyed.


Nui Shibori on cotton

11.8" x  9.8"


Nui Shibori on silk

11" x 8.5"

Itajime shibori is a shape-resist technique where the cloth is sandwiched between two pieces of wood, which prevents the dye from penetrating the fabric they cover.


Itajime Shibori on cotton

8" x 8"


Itajime Shibori on silk

10" x 10"

In Arashi Shibori, the cloth is folded or twisted around a pole. String is wound around the fabric on the pole tightly and then the fabric is compressed along the pole. 


Arashi Shibori on silk

20" x 4"

Kanoko Shibori, also known as "Tie and dye" involves gathering the fabric into sections and tying them with string. The tied up fabric remains undyed. 


Kanoko Shibori on cotton

9" x 9"

Kumo shibori involves wrapping sections of the fabric around objects and tying them with string.


Kumo Shibori on cotton

8.5" x 8.5"

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