Weaving SAORI style

A beginner's weaving experience with the SAORI weaving loom.

Shibori Indigo Dyeing

I set up an Indigo Dye Pot recently and my friends Silvia and Ramona joined me one day to try a variety of Japanese Shibori techniques:

  • Arashi Shibori - wrapping fabric on a pole

  • Kumo Shibori - wrapping an object in the fabric like a marble or bean and securing it with string or rubber bands

  • Itajime Shibori - folding the fabric and binding it with blocks of wood

  • Kanoko Shibori - tying a length of fabric at intervals to create patterns