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Shibori : creating color & texture on silk

Author: Karren K Brito
Publisher: New York : Watson-Guptill Publications, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"In Shibori: Creating Color and Texture on Silk, artist Karren K. Brito demonstrates her rendition of American shibori, sharing her authoritative knowledge of silk, dyes, dyeing, and discharge and revealing how to formulate colors, create a variety of resists, and set texture. Brito's sumptuous work shimmers with iridescent color and eye-catching pleating, which she creates by combining pole-wrapping and other types  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karren K Brito
ISBN: 0823048152 9780823048151
OCLC Number: 50284979
Description: 128 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Silk: A Dyer's Dream --
How Silk is Made --
Preserving Silk's Properties --
Understanding Dyes and Dyeing --
Dyes and How They Work --
Choosing the Right Dye --
Facilities and Equipment --
The Dye Process --
Fabric Preparation --
Using Lanaset Dyes --
Using Nyloamine Dyes --
Keeping Records --
Formulating Dye Colors --
Dye Formulas --
Stock Solutions --
The Munsell System --
Color Exercises --
Color and Style --
Discharge --
Rewards and Challenges --
Discharge Reagents --
Discharging with Thiourea Dioxide --
Creating Resists --
An Overview --
Fold and Clamp --
Spider Webs --
Hand-Stitching --
Reserving the Background --
Capping --
Pole Wrapping --
An Overview --
Bomaki --
Arashi --
Thoughts on Design --
Setting Texture --
The Setting Process --
Putting it all Together --
Variations and Combinations.
Responsibility: Karren K. Brito.


Shibori is the Japanese art of what is popularly known as tie-dye. This work shows the modern American rendition of shibori, or prismatic shibori, in which coloured silk is pleated and tied around a  Read more...
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