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For Textile Artists

Janice Gunner



ISBN: 9781849945301

Price: £14.99

Publication date: 1 November 2018

ISBN: 9780713490138

Price: £18.99

Publication date: 28 September 2006

Category: Sewing & Dress Making

Techniques and projects for using shibori dyeing in textile art.

Shibori is one of the world’s richest textile traditions. Commonly associated with Japan, it is in fact a technique long used in Africa, India and South America. In this practical guide, textile artist Janice Gunner shows how to combine traditional Japanese, African and Indian shibori methods with contemporary techniques to create stunning textiles that are bursting with rich, intricate patterns and bold colour. 

Various techniques are covered – from tied and stitched designs to ideas for wrapping, folding, clamping, pleating and binding. Simple and safe instructions for a range of dyeing techniques are also included. 

Practical information is accompanied by clear instructions and diagrams, aimed at quilters, embroiderers and textile artists of all abilities. 

Stunning quilts and embroideries throughout demonstrate the full potential of the technique, alongside practical advice on turning your shibori textiles into beautiful quilts, hangings and textile art. 


Janice Gunner is an award winning textile artist –

particularly known for her quilt art and her Shibori – in

both the UK and internationally. She won the Jewel

Patterson Scholarship for international Quilt Teachers

in 1999, was awarded the Amy Emms MBE for

services to Quilt-making in 2008 and the prestigious

City & Guilds Medal for Excellence as a lecturer in

2018. Janice is a former President of The Quilters

Guild of the British Isles, a member of the

Contemporary Quilt group of the QGBI and a member

of The Society of Designer Craftsmen. She has been

teaching stitched textile techniques including

patchwork, quilting and Shibori for 30 years.



'Simple but practical, this is a great introduction to the creative potential of shibori'