Monday, 25 July 2011

Shibori Silk Part 2

Shibori Silk Mandalas
Following the successful Silk Shibori and dyeing workshop in Ilkley on Saturday 9 July, the students returned for more Shibori on silk. This time they created beautiful Mandala patterns by folding, twisting and wrapping square silk scarves to form radiating patterns.
Shibori Mandala Scarf
Mandalas are really quick and easy to make and everyone enjoyed the "instant" results. 
Silk dyed Mandala scarf
The second part of the workshop was dedicated to forming patterns through stitch. The students made samples of Ori Nui patterns including Kanoko (wrapping small objects) Mokumi (stitching in lines) and Karamatsu (stitching circles).

Karamatsu silk sample
Ori Nui silk sample

Once they were happy with their designs and colour selection each student made a long silk scarf with Ori Nui techniques. This was an intensive one day workshop but the results were well worth the effort.
Stitching Silk
Leeds City College will be delivering a one day Shibori Silk Workshop at The Arts Factory in Keighley, West Yorkshire on Saturday 5 November 2011 from 10am to 3pm. To find out more about this workshop and their exciting programme of arts based learning at The Arts Factory contact Jo Whitehead on 01535 685060 or email

1 comment:

  1. what beautiful work and it looks like you had such a wonderful time!