Monday, December 20, 2010

Shibori blooms

This came as a little pre-tied bundle of white cotton. At the last shibori group get together, we set up som procion dye in 'Morrocan Red'.
I never thought that shibori can be this easy. Literally open the packet and add dye.
The hardest bit was waiting for this to dry so that I can see what it looked like as it unfolded.





This little bundle of surprise (54 x54 cm when opened fully) was bought at this amazing shop. The Tanaka Tadashi dye shop which was established in 1733. So if you are in Kyoto or Tokyo, put it on your intinerary.

5 comments:

Meg in Nelson said...

Goodness gracious me; what a lot of tying!

sooz said...

Gasp! How magical!! You must tell me all about this and what to buy for my trip next year :-)

neki desu said...

love the photos! on a quest for that procion red.isn't tanaka nao tops?

sampling said...

Meg, the good thing is someone else did the tying!
Sooz, will definitely give you instructions how to get there.
Neki, i just love that store and wish that I could understand all that is there! Also the amazing range of natural dye products, almost wish I am a dyer. Will have to go back one day.

Donyale said...

Would you STOP putting up all these wonderful posts with wonderful Information....I need to be saving to get to Japan methinks....