Call it Shibori?

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

Non traditional Shibori 1
Non traditional Shibori 2
Non traditional Shibori 3

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Working with fabric and fiber for over forty years. Design, instruction, and sales.
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