Shibori is a traditional Japanese textile art dating back to the 8th century. The artist first creates a design & then the cloth is stitched, bound, resisted, wrapped or gathered by hand. Any number of these methods are used on one piece and often involves a dozen different techniques. The cloth is then dyed in natural dyes such as indigo, bark, roots, leaves, insects or resins. For each color, dozens of steps have to be altered, re-stitched, gathered etc.& complicated processes repeated
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Miura Shibori (looped) What first appears as a field of water droplets running down the fabric is actually the result of this intricate yet efficient technique. The cloth is plucked in tiny areas and wrapped with a loop of continuous thread.