big flowers

I might as well have dared myself to work bigger in a previous post because I got the bug to make some bigger flowers. Now they’re not as big as the ones Issey Miyake did but they are shibori and over twice the size of the previous ones. To get even larger, I have to start using fabric (yardage) as opposed to my shibori ribbon but it allows so many more possibilities….. and they ARE more expensive!
Also shibori dyed and pleated some 3″ rayon grosgrain as well…..marvelous!

about 10″ in diameter-bomaki silk shibori with arashi silk satin shibori ribbon flower center(beaded center)

speaking of wrapping 30000 yards….. how about UNwrapping?


3″ rayon grosgrain pole wrapping bomaki style but with a decidedly different wrap pattern….I made a deliciously exotic (large of course!) flower combining this with some silk satin shibori ribbon. No peeking until July 25-27 at the International Quilt Festival in Long Beach (booth 1353)!!

4 thoughts on “big flowers

  1. Maneki

    What a beautiful flower! Love both the colours and the flowing shape. I’ve just begun making silk ribbon flowers so I was looking for new inspiration — and happened to stumble over this one. It’s just gorgeous.



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