Shibori Results : Stitched

Karamatsu 'larch'

This took a very long time to stitch. If I remember correctly it took the entire length of the film Stigmata which was on the beeb at the time. This particular design is named Karamatsu ‘larch’, it is composed of alternating rows of consecutive circles. I marked the design onto folds in my sample cloth as a half circle, which I then stitched, gathered and then dyed. I dampened the fabric between stitching and gathering – this would have been better if I had just soaked it after gathering and before dyeing it in its Procion dye bath.

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