by Karren K. Brito
Shibori is the Japanese art of what is popularly known as tie-dye. But this ancient resist-dyeing technique goes far beyond the simple craft that is typically used to embellish T-shirts. In Shibori: Creating Color & Texture on Silk, artist Karren K. Brito demonstrates the modern American rendition of shibori, or prismatic shibori, in which colored silk is pleated and tied around a pole, then overdyed. Only the tops of the pleats absorb the color fully so the hues shift subtly to create a shimmering iridescence. Each step in the process is presented separately so that readers can combine them to create their own unique shibori designs. What’s more, this wonderful guide brims with lavish, full-color photography as well as dazzling examples from prominent American shibori artists, features beautiful projects and gorgeous photography throughout, exploits the interest in accessorizing with an easy-to-do craft and provides essential information on dyes and the dyeing process. Shibori: Creating Color & Texture On Silk, by Karren K. Brito, soft cover book with 128 pages.