Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Shibori Fun

Did you have a fun weekend? I sure did, and I'm afraid that I have fallen down another rabbit hole. Yes, I took a class on Shibori at Cannizzaro Creations in Rockland on Saturday, and I think that I am hooked. :-) Now in case you don't know what shibori is. . . it is the Japanese art of fabric dyeing using indigo. The class was taught by Mary and Jenn Cannizzaro shown below in front of my rack of work.

They have just added a wet studio which will allow them to offer classes such as this. This mother daughter team at Cannizzaro Creations also offers long arm quilting services and other quilt classes, and they do commission work. If your quilt guild is looking for a wonderful speaker, get in touch with Mary.

 Don't be afraid to try this class. Just wear your old clothes and come prepared to have fun. Jenn and Mary started by showing us the simple steps involved, and after we got the hang of it, they allowed us to play and play we did! There was a lot of creative energy in that room.

 Go to their website for contact information and to get on the waiting list for this class.

Note to self . . . it would be impossible to completely duplicate a piece, but I do know what I did for my favorite piece at the very top of this blog post. I used a slightly larger piece of fabric to start with and used some small toy flutes from the Dollar Store. I stood one straight up in each corner and accordion folded the fabric around each one using wide rubber bands to secure them. In the middle I used a small ball. I love how that piece turned out. One more note to self . . . dip each piece four times to get the deep, rich, dark color as the fabric really does look lighter after washing.

I give this class a big blue thumbs up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  1. Janice, I would be honored if you used the photo. Simply honored.

  2. This message was in response to my request to use a photo that I saw on another blog as the basis of a small art quilt. I have begun to pull fabrics and will document my progress.