Saturday, October 06, 2007

LUI DA PAO: Shibori With Running and Overcast Stitches

絞纈 "jiao-xie" is the ancient name of Chinese tie dye. Today it is also known as "zha ran". The most popular name is in Japanese, "shibori" 絞り染め.

The dancers are sewn with
running stitches that are
pulled tightly.

The rams and figures are made
with running stitches and the butterfly fold.

The monkeys are sewn with running stitches.

This shibori textile is based on Picasso's painting "Guernica". Both the running stitch and the butterfly fold are used.