The photos don’t do these pieces justice – the nature of things. However that is, these below and many more, reflect simplicity and sophistication.

bold, strong patterns

bold, strong patterns

It wasn’t completely about the indigo, but about technique and the engineering behind pattern making – what could be done by hand with the aid of a tool.

amazing consistency ....

amazing consistency ….

I never cease to be amazed at the invention that takes place. There is without a doubt always a new approach.

These were just a very small sample of class results that took place at the museum last weekend.  You’ll find more images here. Needless to say, this is one very content sensei.


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8 Responses to “invention”

  1. shiborigirl Says:

    nuce texture in the second photo!

  2. tintinthorburn Says:

    Your patterns are very inspiring

  3. waschewsky Says:

    My 3D-challenged mind cannot figure out how the second pattern is produced. Is there a name for this kind of shibori? A beautiful piece of work.

    • Susan Says:

      It’s called “arashi” which translates as “storm”. It’s created through pole wrapping. It is lovely, isn’t it. It takes a fine hand, but perhaps also some serendipity. We can’t always control the outcome, but this one was amazing.

  4. neki rivera Says:

    the piece in the second photo really sings! it is fresh and the gradation from strong to subtle is wonderful

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