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Memory On Cloth: Shibori Now (Hardback)
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Memory On Cloth: Shibori Now (Hardback)

Hardback 216 Pages / Published: 17/12/2012
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Shibori is infinitely more than the tie-dye that became well known in the late 1960s. Shaped-resist dyeing techniques have been done for centuries in every corner of the world. Yet more than half of the known techniques-in which cloth is in some way tied, clamped, folded, or held back during dyeing, to keep some areas from taking color - originated in Japan.
Shibori can be used not only to create patterns on cloth but to turn fabric from a two-dimensional into a three-dimensional object. The word is used here to refer to any process that leaves a "memory on cloth" -a permanent record,

Publisher: Kodansha America, Inc
ISBN: 9781568364704
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 1514 g
Dimensions: 305 x 235 x 25 mm
Edition: 2nd edition

"Best known in the United States as tie-dye, shibori is a traditional Japanese resist-dye technique that gained popularity along with other folk art movements of the 1960s and 1970s. With the rediscovery of its techniques, shibori's popularity spread worldwide; there have been three international symposiums on shibori, the last in 1999 in Chile. Artisan and author Wada (Shibori: The Inventive Art of Japanese Shaped Resist Dyeing) has promoted and taught this technique for years. Here, the author outlines shibori's transition from craft to fiber art in traditional and nontraditional formats, focusing on the works of several artists. The descriptions are accompanied by illustrations that are well placed though a bit muted. For in-depth information on both the technique and its history, there is no substitute for Wada's earlier book, which is in its ninth printing. Focusing on more advanced forms of a dyeing technique, this volume is rather narrow in topic and recommended only for specialized or fiber art collections. Public libraries that have the earlier book will want to pass" --Library Journal

..". substantially broadens the [Japanese] term shibori ... to similar processes used all over the world." --European Textile Network

..". this book will confirm old passions -- and ignite new ones for initiates." --Textile Fibre Forum

..". a sumptuous book, sure to delight the art lover and the expert designer. Profusely illustrated, it captures shibori's planned and accidental evanescence, its ability to express seemingly endless variations of color and texture." --Sigrid Wortmann Weltge, American Craft

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