For me, the texture of shibori is as interesting as the color patterning. The new book on shibori by Janice Gunner is worth having since I like photographs of shibori and it is well illustrated but I want to see more texture. I like to manipulate the texture of the cloth
and to take photographs of the process.
Here are a few with more on the flickr link in the sidebar:
the orange piece was discharged and over-dyed with brown, and the blue piece was previously clamp dyed (itajime) tied and discharged again. both are drying
originally dyed black, this 5mm silk was tied, discharged, and over dyed before setting texture and drying. after drying the texture was manipulated.
On Monday in the 3rd grade room, we drew small abstract studies of a fern using viewfinders to help us choose a design and then painted both negative and postive areas with tempera paint. Some learned about color mixing and others got tips on using a paintbrush. We had a grand time and will do it again next week.