Wishing you a wonderful holiday season from Naturally Inspired Art & Design.
Featured Technique: Shibori
This technique originated from Japan. Shibori is a Japanese term for several methods of resist-dyeing cloth to make a pattern by binding, folding, twisting and compressing, from the verb root shiboru meaning to wring, squeeze, press. There are an infinite number of ways to manipulate fabric for shibori, each way resulting in different resist designs and patterns.
Example of Shibori Technique
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Featured Scarf Style: Double Scarf Boho Tie
Step 1:Take two neck scarves and make them line up with each other evenly. Then find the middle of the scarves and place it on your neck. Put the ends of the scarves over your shoulders and let them rest on your back.
Step 2: Bring the ends of the scarf around to the front again and make a loose tie. That’s it!
A BRIEF HISTORY
Did you know that batik has been in existence for close to 2000 years? Its origins can be found in the far east in countries such as Indonesia, India, China and Malaysia.TOOLS FOR BATIK DESIGN
Batik is made either by drawing dots and lines of the resist with a spouted tool called a canting, also spelled tjanting, by printing the resist with a copper stamp called a cap or using a brush. This technique, of manual wax-resist dyeing, may be applied to whole cloth or to parts of a cloth.
The applied wax resists dyes and therefore allows the artisan to add additional colors by soaking the cloth in different dye baths or applying color with a brush. This process of waxing and dyeing can be repeated to create more detailed designs and imagery. Removing the wax can be a multi-step process. Use boiling water and immerse the fabric into a pot to melt away the wax off of the cloth. You may re-use the wax by allowing the pot to cool and take the wax off of the top. Any remnants of wax on the cloth may be ironed off by putting newspaper over the cloth to absorb the remaining wax.
FINE ART FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON
Hi Valued Customer,For this upcoming holiday season, consider a custom textile artwork for your home or office. I am a textile artist with 10 years of experience working with a variety of fabrics such as silk, bamboo and others. I hand-design and dye using a variety of techniques such as batik, serti and shibori to create one of a kind works of art.