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  Shibori is a sophisticated shape-resist dyeing technique that uses a variety of methods to bind, wrap, stitch, pleat or clamp fabric to create patterns during the dyeing process. The word shibori comes from the Japanese verb shiboru which means ‘to wring, squeeze or press’.  The technique creates three dimensional impressions in the fabric which combined with dyeing creates patterns that have characteristically ‘soft’ or indistinct edges and gives the fabric a crinkled or puckered texture. The easiest of shibori techniques is miura in which a hooked needle is used to pluck sections of cloth and a thread is looped around several times using only tension to hold it in place. This video clip shows a highly skilled craftsperson demonstrating the...

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