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Re: [SCA-JML] Shibori and textile art

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  • Bill Fornshell
    Hi, Have you ever looked at the book Opulence: The Komonos and Robes of Itchiku Kubota ISBN-0870116363. The book is out of print but you might find it at the
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      Hi, Have you ever looked at the book "Opulence: The
      Komonos and Robes of Itchiku Kubota" ISBN-0870116363.
      The book is out of print but you might find it at the
      library. My library search program shows copies
      located in at least 264 libraries. It is about Shibori
      taken to a level of art that is hard to believe. Your
      local library should be able to get it on Interlibrary
      loan if they don't have it. Bill

      --- Irene Madhaidin <ErginArtesia@...> wrote:
      > Greetings to Kiri and other shibori fans!
      > I think that I will make a trip to the textile
      > museum over this
      > summer! I keep forgetting to put it on my trip
      > list.
      > Vitha is teaching shibori again this summer at
      > Pennsic. I highly
      > recommend her class. Shibori was the basis of her
      > thesis and in
      > class she brought all of her samples, plus some
      > awesome costumes with
      > examples of shibori (she brought them from the
      > Washington Opera).
      > I have a shibori war story. My teenage daughter
      > spent 3 solid days
      > (about 30 hours in all) threading up a scarf using
      > the 'wood grain'
      > shibori technique. She did everything beautifully,
      > showed zen-like
      > patience and a professional dedication to perfection
      > in her
      > stitchery. I, her bumbling mother, did not thicken
      > the dye enough
      > and so, the dye penetrated all the way through the
      > fabric. She was
      > such a soldier about it. Row after row, for two
      > hours, I watched her
      > cut the threads she had so laboriously tied down
      > earlier, pull apart
      > the scarf... only to see a solid mass of color.
      > Although she was clearly upset, she took it all so
      > well. I asked if
      > she hated shibori now, and she said no... she would
      > try the spider
      > web pattern... and if that comes out a solid mass,
      > THEN she would
      > hate shibori!
      > I think that part of the problem also was that we
      > were using habotai
      > scarves (china silk), which are exceedlingly thin.
      > Woodgrain
      > technique is a stitched resist method, and stitching
      > so thin a fabric
      > is tricky for resist.
      > http://www.shibori.org/tech/
      > YIS,
      > Irene
      > --- In sca-jml@yahoogroups.com, ELAINE KOOGLER
      > <ekoogler1@c...> wrote:
      > > I love shibori...even have a wonderful book on it
      > that I purchased
      > from
      > > the Textile Museum...a place you should visit if
      > you haven't. They
      > > have all sorts of wonderful things there. I would
      > really love to
      > try
      > > it, but alas it has to wait with the number of
      > other things that I
      > > really want to do until my life gets a little less
      > hectic!
      > >
      > > Kiri
      > >
      > > PS: I also have several wonderful examples of
      > it...
      > >
      > >
      > >

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