studio tgb is committed to continuing the tradition of Japanese shibori. Using heritage techniques and modern adaptations, my passion is to create beautiful art wearable for our everyday lives.
“Shibori” derives from the Japanese verb shiboru, “to wring, squeeze, press.” The closest English translation would be “shaped-resist dyeing.” The shaping process reserves areas that are recorded as patterns with characteristically soft edges and crinkled textures when cloth is dyed. Rather than treating cloth as a two-dimensional flat surface, shibori techniques give it a three-dimensional form by folding, crumpling, stitching, plaiting, or plucking and twisting. Cloth may be drawn up and bound, stitched and gathered, pleated and bound, folded and clamped between boards, or wrapped around a pole then pushed along it to compress the fabric into folds. - from the World Shibori Network Foundation
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