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In STITCH RESIST RECONSIDERED, Ana Lisa Hedstrom creates multi-dimensional stitch shibori resist patterns and pleats for art clothing, quilts, and textile art.
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Explore Shibori Stitch Resists with Ana Lisa Hedstrom
In STITCH RESIST RECONSIDERED, Ana Lisa Hedstrom demonstrates fool-proof hand stitching methods and designs based on traditional Japanese nui-shibori.
She then moves to the sewing machine in a process based on the concepts of Katano Shibori.
Ana Lisa concludes the stitch Shibori with instruction with a smocking machine pleater to make pleated and patterned fabrics on sheer silks and cottons.
More than 2 hours of detailed step by step instruction in how to create stitch resist patterns in fabric for home furnishings, wall art, wearable art/clothing and much more.
'Stitch Resist Reconsidered' with Ana Lisa Hedstrom is...
Nui-shibori Hand Sewing
Most traditional Japanese Shibori kimonos are created with a variety of hand stitches that are pulled up tightly before dyeing. Of all the traditional techniques this is the most pictorial.
I like to call this “drawing with stitches”. Ana Lisa gives instruction that assures even a beginner to achieve a clear design against the dyed cloth. Included in this workshop are instructions for Mokume woodgrain, Karamatsu larch, and Ori-nui lines. She invites the stitcher to experiment with contemporary variations. There are no limits!
Katano History & Hand Stitching
African stitch resist shibori
Smocking Pleater for Shibori
Smocking Pleater Stitched Moiré
I fell in love with the possibilities of the Smocking Pleater when I discovered a moire effect. The first step is to stitch and gather the fabric for dyeing. Small stripes are created, and if this is run through the tool a second time the stripes are distorted and a moire pattern is made. This is especially effective when the moire fabric is held together in modular shapes for clothing, accessories, or art textiles.
Sewing Machine Shibori
Bonus Workshop PDFs
This online edition includes a Workshop Chapter List, and a Resources Guide to guide you through your learning journey.
Ana Lisa Hedstrom, Textile Artist • About the Instructor
Ana Lisa has been dyeing fabric for art wear, quilts and art textiles for over 40 years and still finds inspiration in the endless possibilities of shibori dyeing. Her signature shibori textiles are included in the museum collections of the Cooper Hewett Smithsonian Design Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the de Young (San Francisco) and Racine Art Museum. She has received public art commissions for the City of Emeryville, California, and the American Embassy, Brunei.
Ana Lisa is a frequent instructor at art schools and international conferences including San Francisco State University and California College of Arts. Ana Lisa has received two NEA grants and is a fellow of the American Craft Council.