Shibori for Textile Artists
by Janie Gunner
One of the richest textile traditions in the world, shibori has been used for centuries in Japan, Africa, India, and South America to create rich color, bold patterns, and intricate motifs. In recent years, a resurgence of the art has revealed its full potential. Janice Gunner's book is aimed at quilters, embroiderers, and textile artists who want to both master the techniques of shibori and find ways of using the fabric for a range of textile applications. The book begins with the historical and cultural background, then goes on to explain clearly, with step-by-step instructions and diagrams, how to make a wide range of exquisite fabrics. Covering many different techniques — including tied-resist, stitched-resist, wrapped-resist, clamp-resist, folded, and pleated-resist — instructions are also given for immersion, space, and indigo-dyeing techniques. Stunning examples of finished shibori pieces appear throughout the book both to inspire and guide, and practical advice is given on incorporating shibori textiles into your own quilted and embroidered pieces.
"Shibori for Textile Artists", by Janice Gunner, hard cover book with 125 pages.