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« on: July 30, 2005 08:20:09 PM »

Was anyone else upset by this article? I understood about the partial felting and stretching out that they described at first but then they seemed to hint that shibori was a dyeing thng and not really about felting at all. So I was confused by this maddeningly vague piece of journalism. I want more answers. Anybody got any? Thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2005 08:32:25 AM »

http://www.dartmouth.edu/~matc/math5.pattern/ShiboriDefinition.html

Shibori is the Japanese word for a variety of ways of embellishing textiles by shaping cloth and securing it before dyeing.

Mostly people do arashi shibori, which is tying fabric around a pole for dyeing. There are other ways, folding and securing that end up with prettier patterns (usually sewing to fasten pieces together). Or sewing and gathering by pulling on the running thread.

I was curious as to what shibori had to do with knitting, but not interested enough to pick up the magazine. Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2005 08:33:24 AM »

Shibori is a dyeing technique:  http://www.shibori.org/home.htm  The IK article showed the technique on felted knit fabric, because the artists featured chose to do it that way.  Dunno how shibori would work on unfelted knits, actually, since it's kinda like tie-dye.  And I think that the knits would partially felt in the process anyway,  unless you were using cotton.  I can see where the article is vague on those points!
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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2005 12:09:56 PM »

Over all I thought it was interesting. I've never really given a lot of thought to dyes on knits. I may have to give it a try. As far as it being vague, I read it on the plane so it was even more interesting than maybe it would be at home... Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2005 04:06:19 PM »

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=52401.0


I'm afraid I can't help clear up the confusion. I still don't understand exactly what it is  myself, but here's an awesome scarf inspired by the article in case you haven't seen it yet. I think I'll have to track down a copy of the mag.  I'm interested now. Vague article or not.  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2005 02:54:08 AM »

If anyone's still interested in this:  Jay, the guy who did the white "nipple" scarf in that article is in my spinning guild and I can ask him on Wednesday what it's all about.  I know he's a member of some kind of shibori international group, and will definitely have all the answers if I can pin him down and talk with him. Smiley
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