This isn’t the most exciting GF project ever, but this is my first one on my new GF. And, since I now have one at home, it’s the first project that I whipped up quickly to meet a specfic need.
I hosted a Shibori Day for friends and family this past weekend. Shibori is a Japanese resist technique that traditionally uses indigo to dye fabric with patterns that are inspired by nature. I cut out wooden shapes to use as a resist and then I made magnets for each attendee as a little gift. Just because I could.
This is one of my pieces. I accordion folded the fabric and then folded that into a rectangle. I placed a heart on each side and used clamps to hold them on.
As with most Japanese art forms, there is a precision to traditional Shibori, but it’s really a forgiving medium. It’s hard to make a bad print. We had people ranging from age 8 and into their 70’s. Every single thing made looked amazing. It’s just a bonus that I now have some great deep-blue clothes pins (not made on the GF and not pictured) and other various shapes
This is actually why I got a GF - to assist with other hobbies (specifically bookbinding)- but now I imagine I’ll be doing just as many GF-specific projects.