Shibori Stitch Patterns

January is almost over  so I decided I had better add another post.  Twice a month is the goal.

Last year I decided I wanted to explore variations of shibori stitch patterns.  I enlisted the help of my sister-in-law who does amazing sashiko.  I decided to use linen napkins and we did a total of twelve.  Some patterns were successful, some not so much.  My indigo vat wasn’t optimum and yielded just a medium blue.

You can really see how uneven some of the stitches are – a good learning experience.  We experimented with large vs small stitches as well as spacing between lines.  I don’t think some of those were successful.  I was also disappointed with the number of threads that broke and have since changed the thread I am stitching with.  Probably should have ironed them before taking pictures – sorry.

A good learning experience and now I have a set of indigo napkins!

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About taitaimah

I'm a retired biologist, grandmother and lover of all things Indigo. I have recently decided to focus on shibori stitch resist and exploring different ways to combine stitches.
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