Shibori workshop in Ibiza. Shibori is a Japanese folding technique to achieve geometric patterns when dyeing, originally with indigo.
Shibori is an exquisite Japanese textile dyeing technique that creates captivating patterns through intricate folding, binding, and resist methods. This ancient art form involves manipulating fabric before immersing it in dye, resulting in mesmerizing designs that range from delicate and precise to organic and abstract. The beauty of Shibori lies in its endless possibilities, allowing artists to experiment with various folding techniques and dye colors to achieve unique and striking patterns. With its rich history and cultural significance, Shibori continues to inspire contemporary fashion designers, textile artists, and enthusiasts worldwide, breathing life into fabric and transforming it into wearable art. After my introduction to this technique through Yuna Kono during my stay in Barcelona, I have started to experiment with it on different types of fabrics and with different patterns and dyes. Here I show you some of the results.
This is an alchemy process with indigo pigment from a plant and an oxidation process. The variety of folds produces an infinite number of patterns that can be applied to different designs.
These are some of the designs I have created from these indigo dyed linens, you can see the different pieces in the Shop of the page.
If you are interested in learning any of these techniques do not hesitate to get in touch and we can organise a shibori workshop here in our workshop or if you have your own space, I can design it for you. Ask me about the different formats here.