Shibori Creating Color and Texture on Silk

ISBN-10: 0823048152
ISBN-13: 9780823048151
Edition: 2002
Authors: Karren K. Brito
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Description: Shibori is the Japanese art of what is popularly known as tie-dye. This work shows the modern American rendition of shibori, or prismatic shibori, in which coloured silk is pleated and tied around a pole, then over-dyed.

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Shibori is the Japanese art of what is popularly known as tie-dye. This work shows the modern American rendition of shibori, or prismatic shibori, in which coloured silk is pleated and tied around a pole, then over-dyed.

Karren K. Britoproduces a line of silk shibori accessories through her company, Entwinements, founded in 1983. Her work has been exhibited at craft shows and museums throughout the United States and Japan. She lives in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

Introduction
Silk: A Dyer's Dream
How Silk is Made
Preserving Silk's Properties
Understanding Dyes and Dyeing
Dyes and How They Work
Choosing the Right Dye
Facilities and Equipment
The Dye Process
Fabric Preparation
Using Lanaset Dyes
Using Nyloamine Dyes
Keeping Records
Formulating Dye Colors
Dye Formulas
Stock Solutions
The Munsell System
Color Exercises
Color and Style
Discharge
Rewards and Challenges
Discharge Reagents
Discharging with Thiourea Dioxide
Creating Resists
An Overview
Fold and Clamp
Spider Webs
Hand-Stitching
Reserving the Background
Capping
Pole Wrapping
An Overview
Bomaki
Arashi
Thoughts on Design
Setting Texture
The Setting Process
Putting it all Together
Variations and Combinations
Suggested Reading
Sources
Index

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