Monday, June 25, 2007

woven shibori

My woven shibori project to go in the indigo pot.


my eclectic little loom


sleying the reed


stringing the heddles


ready to tie on the back beam


and wind on the warp


ready to weave


weaving


and weaving


and weaving


off the loom -- pulling the pattern strings tight


close up


wetting and pulling even tighter.


soaking before the alum pot

the indigo pot getting started


mine is the dark one next to the greenish one


cutting the pattern strings


shibori


shibori


front and back together


pattern opened up a bit


other side


even flatter


washed, hung and dry -- 12"x3' cottolin

3 comments:

Bjo said...

What a wonderful show from start to finish! I was only in on the dyeing part, and am proud to be even that small part of a beautiful project. I'd never heard of weaving in the shibori strings so this was a true learning experience for me. Thanks for sharing! -- Bjo

Ellen Shipley said...

Thank you, and you're welcome. ;-] I've seen it done before, and always meant to try it. Your indigo pot was the catalist. I found a book on woven shibori, but I got the pattern off the internet. Amazing what you can find these days. 8-]

Ellen

inkyspider said...

Wow! Ellen that is such a fantastic series of photos showing the art of woven shibori. Thank-you.