Thursday, March 9, 2017


A few years ago FANE, one of the fiber groups of which I am a member, had an exhibit in which we were to make kimono inspired pieces to be displayed on T-shaped stands. You can see the exhibit here. I used my shibori in mine and after they were in another exhibit mine got rolled up and put in a closet with many other projects.

I recently bought a new dining room table and chairs for my smallish dining room. My old set came from my former much bigger house and I had been talking for years about replacing it. I found something I liked and it is a much better scale for the room.

I don't know what prompted me to think to get out that kimono piece, but I did and I do like the way it looks as a runner on this table.

I didn't want to use a centerpiece, as I usually do, because I didn't want to hide the center and opted for these hurricane globes with red candles.

 The two pieces that made up the "sleeves" of the kimono are at either end of the table. The circles were made using the stitched method of shibori and the big stitched circles were done by hand.

Two different pole wrapped shibori pieces were used here and the center is stitched shibori again.


Regina B Dunn said...

An incredibly effective use of shibori patterns. I love it.

Vivien Zepf said...

What a great idea! And it looks marvelous!