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#14 SHIBORI The great wave off Kanagawa

In the previous blog#13, all the tied part was untied and the whole work was checked. In #14 this time, the work of drawing fine parts and the outline of the pattern is done with a brush on the fabric that has been steamed.


The fabric is placed on top of the adhesive sheet and the cloth is fixed so that it does not move.


Fine pattern parts and outlines of the pattern are drawn with a brush.


Various types of small knives (e.g. A knife with two blades) are used to make patterns in the stencil paper, and a brush is used to stencil the pattern on the fabric.


Depending on the pattern, the color is not drawn up to the edge of the pattern, and the shibori texture is left by intentionally leaving a white frame.


When the drawing process is over, the final step is to make it into a huge screen.

Since the size of the work is too large, it is not possible to check all the fabrics side by side at the sewing craftsman home, so we arranged the fabrics in the space on the 3rd floor of the Kyoto Shibori Museum and had a meeting.


This work, which started around the spring of 2020, is nearing completion.

The shibori process is a separate division of labor. One work is completed through many process.

Thanks to the craftsmen's skills, efforts, and teamwork, we were able to ensure that the work was completed without any major mistakes.

By disseminating the creation process of this work through blogs in Japanese and English, we hope that the charm and potential of Kyoto's world class `SHIBORI` will be delivered to many people around the world.