Speaking of practicing shibori with kids, whipup has been sending lots of readers my way and thanks for that! (stop a minute and leave a comment!) Someone must have been reading my mind because I am in the planning stages of a two lesson shibori class for some 5th graders at the local elementary school. We are going to do silk hankies for mothers day using clamping (itajime), stitching, and bound resists. The first lesson will involve creating the resists and showing them some sample pieces. We will use all kinds of everyday objects for binding and clamping. In the second lesson, we will be dyeing the pieces outside in the rose garden. We’ll be starting in late March and finish in April. Look for photos here and in the shibori photo pool on flickr.