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Shibori: The Inventive Art of Japanese Shaped Resist Dyeing Paperback – December 1, 1999
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As a beginner, when I first bought this book I found it overwhelming. I turned to an other shibori book I bought here on Amazon called "Shibori a Beginner's Guide to Creating Color & Texture on Fabric." Then once I learned the basic's and reread this book, I found what an awesome encyclopedia of making and learning shibori, I had in my hands! The instructions are simple enough once you learn the basics, and this book is loaded with many, many, many pictures, examples, and instructions, that will keep you busy experimenting and creating shibori dyed cloth!
Out of the three shibori fabric dying books I bought, this is far exceeds the other's in information and pictures in it's 303 pages. In saying that, I would first suggest you learn the basic's of shibori before buying and using this book. Then when you read this book, you will be amazed of all the ways to create shibori dyed cloth, and how simple many of them are ;-)
Yoshiko Wada attended and spoke to the conferees. Special sessions were set aside for her to autograph the book, "Shibori." The reception given by the artists attending is recommendation enough.
I second the comments of the other reviewers about the quality of the writing and illustrations. Yoshiko Wada is a vibrant and astute advocate for fabric arts and shibori techniques. The text serves as a wookbook for designers, artists, teachers and collector/buyers.
Among the dozens of exhibitions of fabric art throughout the city was one by Cara Boelts, a 2003 graduate of the KC Art Institute and chosen by the faculty as one of the students worthy to be featured during the Conference. She has developed an innovation in shibori dying that includes not only patina but burn out. Her exhibition of approximately a dozen wall hangings was visited by 100s of conferees and drew praise almost universally. The ultimate compliment, major Kansas City artists and many conferees bought half or more of the pieces exhibited.
Yoshiko Wada found it to be a new technique in shibori and said she would include a description of it in any future editions of 'Shibori.'
During the conference the book was sold at the KC Art Institute, but also at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, whic has one of the world class collections of oriental art. 'Shibori' is still available in its bookstore/gift shop.
An excellent book.
Paul Williams, North Kansas City MO
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Such a fine information-packed book with lovely hand drawn illustrations and accompanying photos, but unfortunately this reprint (at least my copy) is of inferior quality both in... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mary Jane Allen
Absolut stunning book even for beginners to start with shibori as well to admire traditional and modern ways of this interesting technique .Published 21 months ago by Gabriele Boehm