I am always in awe of designers and artists who develop their own ways of using traditional techniques to create beautiful, contemporary works of art.
One such designer is Michelle Griffiths. She uses Shibori to create these beautiful ethereal pieces.
Shibori is a Japanese term, from the verb root “shiboru” – to wring squeeze or press, and would be used to describe wringing out the washing or a floor cloth.
The emphasis is upon the action performed on the cloth.
It’s often used in conjunction with indigo dye because of the individual properties and behaviour of this dye.
During the process the cloth records the shape and pressure that was applied to it as a pattern/texture.
Isn’t her work stunning?