Hessler Street Fair

Yes its Hessler Weekend… We are so excited to be there. We have been busy wrapping soap, processing silk, and getting ready to enjoy this long weekend on the edge of Case Western’s Campus.  Hope to see you there. There is a great lineup of music for the weekend.  We have done other events when … More Hessler Street Fair

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Shibori…miura shibori

In my series of posts explaining the varied methods of Japanese shibori I hope you are beginning to understand how vast the possibilities are for dying fabric.  And perhaps you will understand why I bristle when someone says “oh, that is just tie dye”.  The art form requires education, practice, knowledge of how dye absorbs, … More Shibori…miura shibori

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?