It's been a minutes since I made new Shibori fabrics but I got in a mood last week after I used a few Shibori bits in some placemats.
Just a little bit of Shibori can make a big impact as in these placemats.
I have a new Stash Pack (top photo) and 5 half-yard pieces. Before you take a look at them and get a little sticker shock, let me explain.
I haven't dyed Shibori or Crystals in a couple of years and that was a conscious decision. Simply, they are just much more involved to make. I can make 6.5 yards of Shibori or 40 yards of other products in a day. I started my business in 2009 and haven't raised my prices. Business logic says "don't make Shibori". I've been able to compensate for the increased cost in materials by adding some efficiencies to my other processes. I eventually had to analyze the products and eliminate the two products that are just too expensive to make. But there's a problem with that approach......I enjoy making Shibori and Crystals.
I decided that I want to make Shibori and Crystal again but I have to adjust the prices for those specific products. I'm sorry about that, but I hope you will understand.
Ok, now you can go look at them!
For those of you who don't have the budget right now for Shibori, or any other hand dyed fabric, don't worry. Next week is your chance to win some for free!
I'll be away on my annual family beach vacation so I'm leaving the blog to you with a giveaway every day. I promise that one day is going to be Shibori day with some pieces from my personal stash.
For anyone ordering over the next two weeks, I will not be shipping any fabric between May 22 and 29. All orders placed after this Friday will be shipped May 30.
Fabric of the Week
If you want a Shibori effect without investing the Shibori price, Stash Packs are a great alternative. The texture in Stash Pack fabrics give you very similar effects. This week I selected the Paradise Stash Pack as the fabric of the week. Paradise is a nod to my beach vacation because Hatteras, NC is a paradise to me. The Paradise Stash Pack is 20% off through Sunday.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.