Posts Tagged ‘Stitched Shibori’

Mar 14

Resist Dyeing of Bandhani and Shibori

Of all artisan-made cloth, the tie-dye resist of Indian bandhani stumps most people. It’s a technique of creating patterns in cloth by binding small, continuous knots with thread before immersing the cloth in dye. The dye can’t penetrate the areas where the knots are tied, thereby leaving these areas the→ Read more

Sep 13

Bandhani to Shibori, How an Indian Artisan Innovates

It’s the strong pull of the tactile that brings forth memories. For Abdul Aziz Khatri from Kutch, India, it was the learning of bandhani, a resist-dyeing technique, at the feet of his elders that permeated his tactile senses providing a connection to cloth and imbedding cultural meaning.→ Read more

Dec 07

ClothRoads Wish List—New Textile Books of 2017

A former publishing colleague and maker friend assured me that books–print on paper books–are making a comeback, that digital just doesn’t deliver our tactile need. I ask you, how can a textile book ever be anything but print on paper? A textile book has to be held in the hand→ Read more

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