Textiles on canvas M I X E D . M E D I A ' s n o w g a r d e n ' - by Jennifer Gaye
Three examples of indigo shibori
Japanese indigo shibori. The design is a repeating tortoise shell, or kikko, symbolic of longevity. The shibori technique is square ring dots, or yokobiki kanoko. The design is stenciled onto the fabric before tying, then bound quickly with very little thread on each binding (more thread=larger resisted area, less thread=smaller resisted area).