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Monday, January 11, 2010

Shibori quilt - part two

After gathering up all the threads, I painted the top with watered down acrylics.  Traditionally, shibori is dyed, but I used paints since I didn't care about keeping a soft hand to the fabric.   Here is Part One of this project. 

Sewing all the threads took a couple of hours:




I used a mixture of Phthalo Green and Phthalo Turquoise tube acrylics, watered down a lot.  Golden's is my favorite brand:




After the piece dried overnight, I removed all the threads:

 


All the remained was to paint in the sky.  The next steps will be to create some appliqued spruce trees:

 

Creating the background fabric: Part one, Part two
Creating the quilt: Part three, Part four, Part five, Part six


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17 comments:

EMR said...

I've never seen that technique before. Thanks for sharing something so interesting.

Alexa said...

This is such a cool technique. Thanks for sharing!

Limar said...

Wow! What a great result! Looks really great, how inspiring :)

Cyndi L said...

You're very welcome! I think it's a great technique for creating landscape backgrounds. Looking forward to trying it again with different color variations :-)

Sherri Osborn said...

How beautiful! I have to agree with those who said this is such a great technique. I hope you are going to share a picture of the finished project.

Cyndi L said...

Thanks Sherri, and yes of course! It should be finished very soon :-)

Eileen Bergen said...

Oh wow! That is simply stunning. Beautiful job, Cyndi. I can't wait to see the finished piece.

Noreen Crone-Findlay said...

Did the paint make pulling the threads out hard to do? Sometimes, when paint hardens, it won't let me pull on threads....

Drew Emborsky said...

The results are really interesting! I like it!

Cyndi L said...

Thanks very much guys! Noreen, I used heavy duty thread so that I'd be able to pull hard on it without breakage...anticipating that there may be problems. There weren't any problems though. I think only one thread got sort of stuck and had to be coaxed out :-)

Cyndi L said...

Oh, and also, I left pretty long tails on them so that I'd have something to get a hold on!

crossstitcher said...

I can't wait to see the finished project! What a neat technique.

Cyndi L said...

Thanks! It's done, it's done, IT'S DONE!!! I'll be posting it asap :-)

Linda Augsburg said...

Great technique and helpful step-shots! Thanks for sharing them. Can't wait to see the finished piece, though I'm always amazed at your ability to just try stuff! (and wishing for your creativity!)

Cyndi L said...

Thanks Linda! I love to "just try stuff" :-) It doesn't always work out exactly the way I wish, but it's usually not *completely* unusable lol!!

Carol Westover said...

I've played with fabric for years and have heard of the Shibori technique but have never seen it done before. Awesome... and what a lot of work it takes to create such a beautiful scene.

Blessings to you,
Carol Westover
http://www.carolwestover.blogspot.com

Cyndi L said...

Carol, thank you! It is a lot of work, but I think it's worth it. There are lots of different shibori methods though, so please know that I'm not any kind of expert :-)

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