Corcoran College of Art + Design and The Art League -- Student Work
Shibori, a Japanese word, comes from the verb shiboru, “to wring, squeeze, press.” It is the term used by contemporary artists from around the world for the Japanese techniques of folding, crumpling, stitching, plaiting, or wrapping and twisting cloth before it is dyed. These shaped resist techniques date back to A.D. 749.
Folding – itajime – fold and clamping
Pole-wrapped – arashi “storm”
Stitching – mokume shibori – wood grain; karamatsu
Binding – hon hitta kanoko – dots with squares
Students use a variety of screen printing techniques to apply paint and thickened dye to fabrics.
Deconstructed screen printing
Thermo fax screen
Using a wide variety of tools, students create pattern and texture to the surface of fabric using fabric paints and thickened dye.