Questions and answers

What is Ori Nui shibori?

What is Ori Nui shibori?

ORI NUI. This stitch is a simple single fold or pleat with a row of running stitches through all layers of the fabric.

How many shibori patterns are there?

6 Shibori Tie Dye Techniques.

How do you make Nui shibori?

Nui shibori uses the same resist technique as Kanoko, but instead of using rubber band to create variation, basting stitches are used. To achieve this technique, sew a basting stitch, then pull tight and knot securely. I sewed a spiral, as well as parallel lines, both by machine and by hand.

What is Shibori technique?

Shibori is a Japanese manual resist dyeing technique, which produces patterns on fabric. The main fabrics were silk and hemp, and later cotton. The main dye was indigo and, to a lesser extent, madder and purple root. Shibori and other textile arts, such as tsutsugaki, were applied to all of these fabrics and dyes.

Is shibori always blue?

Is shibori always blue? Traditional shibori techniques used indigo – a deep blue dye made from the soaked and fermented leaves of indigofera tinctoria (known as true indigo), a species of bean plant, found across Asia, parts of Africa, Indonesia, Malaysia and Iran.

What are the six major shibori techniques?

There are six major Shibori techniques: Itajime, Arashi, Kanoko, Miura, Nui, and Kumo. I’m going to experiment with the first three in this post because they are the easiest.

What tools are needed for Shibori?

Itajime shibori is known as the shape-resist technique. To start, fold the fabric like an accordion….You’ll need:

  • an indigo dye kit.
  • natural fiber clothing or fabric.
  • 2 5 gallon buckets.
  • rubber gloves.
  • small wood squares.
  • rubber bands.
  • twine.
  • a PVC pipe.

What thread do you use for Shibori?

Use Polyester thread (not cotton) because this rarely breaks. And you can’t beat Gutermann thread for strength and reliability. Always select a thread similar in colour to the final dyed fabric as I have found that colour can transfer in the dyeing process.

What do you need for Kumo shibori?

Lesson: Shibori “Spider” (Kumo) Tie Dye Pattern

  1. 100% cotton bandanas* or other item(s) to dye.
  2. Tulip® One-Step Tie-Dye®* or your dye of choice.
  3. 4oz squeeze bottles*
  4. Metal rack + tray or 2-ply paper towels.

How do you wash shibori fabric?

Once all the pieces have been unwrapped, wash them in the washing machine with cold water without detergent. Line dry, or dry on the lowest heat setting in a dryer, and iron to set the color. The dye vat should allow you to dye at least 5 pounds of fabric.

What thread do you use for shibori?

Catharine recommends cotton as it readily accepts dye and shows the shibori pattern clearly. For the supplementary weft used as the gathering thread, Catharine suggested 6-strand embroidery floss.