Here's a sneak peek at a new pillow that's just going into work. It combines two pieces of indigo vat-dyed shibori fabrics with embroidery stitched using the thread that bound the cloth during the dye process.
I used the hira-nui shibori technique before dying this linen in the indigo vat. The center piece is a fragment of voile that uses the small capped motif (koboshi) to create the circles. The embroidered running stitches are done with the thread I used to stitch and tie the shibori.