ARASHI SHIBORI: THE LANGUAGE OF STRIPES offers a complete course on arashi shibori pole wrapping to create patterned and pleated fabrics.
This fascinating process can be quick and easy, or developed to make complex layered designs.Vintage arashi fabrics are featured as well as the artist’s own work.
Disc One includes: pushing tubes and wrapping cloth with string to create horizontal and diagonal lines, re-wrapping to develop criss-crossed patterns. Instruction is included on adding a twist while pushing to create small patterns.
Disc Two shows fantastic vintage arashi patterns, and gives instruction on wrapping several times to achieve the net pattern, and other more advanced techniques.
STITCH RESIST RECONSIDERED is a course on traditional stitch resist basics and experimental use of a sewing machine and smocking pleater to create patterns and textures.
Disc One includes: Japanese hand stitched patterns with many variations. Vintage Japanese shibori is shown including similar techniques from China and Africa. There are comparisons of working on sheers, wool felt, and resist scouring of sericin from silk organzas.
Disc Two begins with a discussion of Katano hand stitched shibori through accordion pleated fabric, and continues with the use of a sewing machine to sew through folds and layers. The DVD concludes with using a smocking pleater tool to facilitate stitching, creating a series of squares for piecing, modular pleated shapes, and textured scarves.
Each DVD is 2 ½ hrs in 2 discs.
$48 each or $88 for both, plus $5.00 shipping and handling in
the US, and $10 for international shipping.
California residents add 8.75 % sales tax.
Available in Great Britain: www.rainbowsilks.co.uk
Available in Europe: www.zijdelings.com
Available in Australia:
2 DVDs: $100 Australian including handling and shipping
1 DVD: $ 55 Australian including handling and shipping