Shibori is the Japanese word for a variety of ways of embellishing textiles by shaping cloth and securing it before dying. The word comes from the verb root shiboru “to wring, squeeze, press”.
The special characteristics of Shibori resist is a soft or blurry edged pattern. With Shibori, the dyer works in concert with the materials, not in an effort to overcome their limitations but to allow them full expression and an element of the unexpected is always present. Chance and accident also give life to the Shibori process and this is its special magic and strongest appeal.
Each piece is an expression of the artist and is unique.