The Inventive Art of Japanese Shaped Resist Dyeing : Tradition, Techniques, Innovation

Book - 1999
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A reference source to the dyeing technique of shibori. The book is illustrated throughout and presents a complete survey of the craft, from its origins, over 1000 years ago to the latest 20th-century innovations. Potential for creating designs in textiles can be seen even in the physical properties of cloth. The simple fact that cloth tightly compressed into wrinkles or folds resists the penetration of dye is an opportunity-an opportunity to let the pliancy of textiles speak in making designs and patterns.
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Publisher: Tokyo ; New York : Kodansha International ; New York, N.Y. : Distributed in the U.S. by Kodansha America, Inc., 1999
Edition: Paperback edition
ISBN: 9784770023995
Branch Call Number: 746.66409 W1171S 1999
Characteristics: 303 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Additional Contributors: Rice, Mary Kellogg
Barton, Jane


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Jul 21, 2016

Although it's the size of a coffee table art book, it's more for the craftsperson who wants to try the various patterns, with lots of black and white drawings of how to prepare the fabric.


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