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Makerversity Project: The Art of Shibori

Makerversity Project: The Art of Shibori Photograph by Candyce Dryburgh

Photograph by Candyce Dryburgh

28 February 2014

As part of the Maker Library Network launch in February 2014, Makerversity Librarian Candyce ran an intimate workshop with Liza, a textile designer with a passion for Indigo and the art of Shibori. Shibori is an ancient Japanese technique used to create intricate dye patterns on fabrics. This is done by folding, stitching and cutting cotton which is then dyed in indigo.

Liza took Candyce through the first steps of folding and stitching the fabric right through to the final stages of making sure most of the dye has been rinsed out of the cotton Samples from the workshop were shown at 75 Harrington in Cape Town, and exhibited during the Maker Library Network showcase at Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany.

Find out more about the Maker Library Network here.

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