Reading some comments posted in the past few days on Sew Daily blog has me thinking. Up until now I have called these pieces “shibori” (see photos below). Having read about Shibori (Arashi Shibori in particular) and watched it being created, I know what I do is simply make fabric that has been wrapped around a pole (or bottle), tied, compressed, and then painted. I know it’s not traditional Japanese Shibori but that is where the inspiration and techniques are derived from. I doubt there is a Shibori Master somewhere taking offense at me calling what I do shibori – I bet if they saw mine they would only laugh! I guess for now I will just call what I do “non-traditional shibori”…It’s obvious I haven’t study under a great Shibori Master but I have still learned a bit from them.
Quilting and Painting Away ~ A
Working with fabric or fiber most of her life Ann continues to explore the possibilities. Ann’s art quilts have been published and have traveled Internationally. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows. Ann has presented lectures/talks and trunk shows, has taught and on occasion still teaches live classes. She enjoys making videos lessons and demos for her YouTube channel in hopes of encouraging others to give quilting, fiber art, and mixed media a try. Ann admires knitting and crochet, and though she can’t knit and can only crochet a chain stitch, she’s discovered other ways to use yarn!
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