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Shibori Designs & Techniques Paperback – January 1, 2009
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"Another stunning book from Search Press!" Guild of Silk Painters
"A superb techniques book that fully explores the wonderful art of shibori." karenplatt.co.uk
"A great book for those who love bold and exotic fabrics." Sewing World
"Step-by-step color photography and instructions demonstrate how to use acid dyes and cold water reactive dyes and various techniques." Sew Today
About the Author
Mandy Southan teaches art, silk painting, and design at Hastings College and is a founding member and chairperson of the Guild of Silk Painters. She is the author of Beginner’s Guide to Silk Painting and Painting Flowers on Silk.
Top Customer Reviews
This is a decent overview of shibori. It covers various types, and does a brief section on each technique and shows pictures of the various steps. The photographs are well done and the instructions are clear.
The author covers both acid dyes (silk- protein fibers) and fiber reactive dyes (cotton, cellulosic fibers) but sort of jumps around alternating techniques in silk and cotton. The author never goes into detail about the dyes just sort of gives this weird general information..so she might talk about illuminating dyes but only for silk...which leaves you wondering if there is an equivalent for cotton. She really focuses on the resists-- so if you have never dyed fabric before this book will not give you much technical information by way of ratios and recipes, but you can easily find those things online.
The author/publishers were trying to hit all the marks for the average hobbyist but it just sort of grazes them instead. I learned a few things I did not know such as capping with cellophane (can't find the book right now i'm going from memory) but I honestly wish I had just spent the extra money to get the more serious books. I certainly didn't get any real tips on what might go wrong in a project-- you would have no idea what happened if you did stitched shibori and lost your design-- which happens! Qualities of dye and cloth, working with thickened dye are all things that would have been great if she had gone in to just a LITTLE bit of detail about. So I can't really recommend the book if you are looking for serious technical information.
techniques and this book had me gathering materials and preparing
cloth for dyeing in one day. Almost every page has color photographs
of techniques and preparations. The supplies are items you can find
at home or at the dollar store (with the exception of the dyes). She
demos commercial dyes but these same techniques could be used with some
natural dyes. I was delighted to find this book!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have learned more about Shibori dyeing patterns on the internet than in this book. Disappointing...Published 11 days ago by sara smith
Has lots of techniques for shibori, which is what I wanted. Got some new ideas here.Published 26 days ago by Mom and daughter
Good pics and instructions. This along with Shibori and Surface Design Workbook can launch you into a wonderful experience. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lazy Sonoma Quilter
Very basic book. but has useful information with big, colorful pictures. Most of the information can be found on the internet but it is handy to have it one place.Published 2 months ago by anna
This book has some good information, but the designs feel a little outdated. It also doesn't contain any information that is not readily available on the internet, so I don't turn... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Taylor Davis
Fabulous book, a must have if you are into Shibori. One of the best i have seen!!!!Published 5 months ago by Juan C Aleman