Warp wise shibori
I’ve been working on a woven warp shibori on my Toika loom inspired by Kay Faulkner’s work with the warp. This is also called called taiten in Japan, I think. For the first time I’ve used a fishing line for the shibori stitching on the loom. I normally find this difficult to work with in weft shibori but the warp shibori seemed rather easy to work with. The long woven piece pulled up into a much more compact one when the fishing line stitches were pulled up tightly. This piece is also much thicker than I usually work with…a 5/2 mercerised cotton. I wanted to see how the thicker threads behaved, as Kay has done, and I think this made the use of the fishing line more effective as much finer work is more difficult to pleat up.