Shibori cushion

I’ve finally started turning some of my shibori samples into useful items. The first is a cushion.

I think that the intermediate stages of producing shibori – stitching and pleating – actually look  very attractive in themselves, so the photos below show each different step in producing the cushion cover.

Stitched semicircles on folded calico
Calico after pulling all the threads tight and securing
Other side of the calico after pulling the threads tight
After dyeing with indigo and unpicking the stitches
The finished cushion!
Close-up detail of shibori circle