Spike!

I am working on a design using Shibori Techniques. Now that I have shown the display at Kingdom A & S Festival, I am happy to post the photos of the work I have done this third go around.

Spike: 

 I used three different stitching techniques: Backstitching, Running Stitch (both for Spike) and a whip-like stitch (for the waves). I also used a resist technique that used a bean and wrapped thread (or in my case hair ties) to make the bubbles. After stitching Spike and the waves I washed away the Crayola Washable Marker markings, let it dry and then proceeded to follow the steps to dye it.

 

Kanoko:

Placing a bead or a bean in the fabric and use thread to bind it in place by wrapping the thread. I used a modern material for wrapping the beans in place, small rubber band hair ties.

 

Itajime:

The cloth is folded into different shapes then bound in between two pieces of wood or modernly plastics to act as a resist. For wood, I used miniature popsicle sticks and bound the popsicle sticks with hair ties (instead of string).