WOVEN SHIBORI FOR TEXTURAL EFFECTS (2010)  (58pp)    Downloadable PDF 15€ 

This monograph, written in 2010, follows a series of samples exploring the potential of using woven shibori to create textural surfaces.  Beginning with seersucker and using differential shrinkage to create the effects, warp and weft shibori elements are used to create additional puckering and folds to give more sophisticated results which have an organic feel to them.  Whilst shibori can be used with as few as 4 shafts, multi-shaft looms give greater variety in textures.  The samples for the monograph were woven on a 24S AVL and most of the designs are for 16 – 24 shafts.  Despite that, the principles behind the technique are easily converted to 8 shafts.

The original publication is now out of print but, due to continuing demand, the monograph has been put into pdf.  (Please note that the cover image has been changed for this pdf version.)  It has 58 pages and weaving drafts and images of all samples are included.  The book contains:

  • Background research – including methodology, photography
  • Seersucker – Methods, drafts, images, shrinkage chart
  • Shibori – Weaving Shibori on 8 shafts, shibori samples (24shafts), including Regular Shibori, Waves & Dunes, and Volcanoes & Craters, Interpretation of Results and Shrinkage Chart
  • Conclusions, and Resources

PDF   15€