By Catharine Ellis. Ellis has revised her original 2005 edition of the book and added a section on natural dyes. The traditional version of shibori involves stitching threads into a fabric, gathering the fabric to make puckers, and then dyeing the fabric. The dye does not penetrate the puckers, which creates a pattern. In the woven version, supplemental weft or warp threads are woven in as the rest of the fabric is woven, creating designs that echo the weave structure but show it in a new way. The book covers the use of structures such as monk's belt, overshot, twill, and plain weave with pick-up. Numerous color photos accompany the drafts so you can see the finished result. Detailed instructions are given for using natural dyes as well as general dye techniques and tips.
Softcover, 126 pages