More photos of silk for Hessler

I just love my artistic opportunities.  I love dying silk, and while I have a pattern in mind, I love the free flowing surprises when i unwrap the dyed silk to reveal the actual final images.  “Its like Christmas Day opening every piece of silk” is what my hubby always says when he watches me … More More photos of silk for Hessler

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So you do Shibori??? Arishi Shibori?

Shibori? what on earth? Is that some shy japanese person who is boring?  or my all time favorite “ah, its tie die !”   People seem to misunderstand the fine art of dying silk in the japanese tradition of Shibori.  Shibori (絞り染め Shiborizome?) is a Japanese term for several methods of dyeing cloth with a pattern by binding, stitching, folding, twisting, compressing … More So you do Shibori??? Arishi Shibori?

Crocheting a community together

Crochet was just a passing hobby years ago, learned as a child, and if i remember correctly when other kids made practical things like hats and scarves, i crochet a teddy bear.  It was a project from hell that looked crude, and it still sits in a basket in my closet today, some 40 years … More Crocheting a community together