Shibori Tool Kit - Tsukidashi & Te-kumo
Imported from Arimatsu, Japan, famous for its shibori traditions dating back to the Edo period, this kit includes a full set of artisan tools with a Te-kumo hook and Tsukidashi pin for creating bound shibori patterns
Made in Japan from rust-resistant stainless steel, these blunt point needles are used for open-wound binding shibori techniques. The "needle" enables fabrication of specific effects not possible with a shibori hook: tiny resist units, fine pleating, and evenly spaced binding threads.
Approximately 16cm (6.5in) long.
Shibori Hook - Te-kumo
Made in Japan from rust-resistant stainless steel, these angled hooks are a modern version of those used by shibori artisans in Arimatsu. Use these shibori hooks to create te-kumo (spiderweb) shibori patterns.
Approximately 23cm (9in) long.
Shibori Bobbin - Kanoko
Hand-lathed and imported from Japan, these wooden bobbins are designed for creating kanoko (dots) shibori patterns.
Approximately 7 x 2.5cm (2.75 x 1in) outer dimensions; 5 x 1cm (2 x .5in) core.
Shibori Bobbin - Te-kumo, Bōshi, Makiage, Tesuji
Handmade and imported from Japan, these wooden bobbins are easy to pass between hands, useful for bound shibori patterns including bōshi (capped), makiage (crisscross binding), hinode (sunrise), and tesuji (hand-pleated).
Approximately 13 x 1.5cm (5 x .5in).
Cotton Shibori Thread - Binding
Imported from Japan, this 100% cotton thread is the same kind used by professional shibori artisans in Arimatsu. It has a soft twist which allows for some give when wrapping fabric, resulting in a cleaner, tighter pattern. Use for all types of bound patterns including te-kumo (spiderweb), makiage (crisscross binding), bōshi (capped), and tesuji (hand-pleated).
Plastic Sheet (for Bōshi Shibori)
A flexible and strong sheet of plastic, used by professional Japanese artisans for bōshi shibori. It has the right thickness to protect fabric under the cap and enough give to allow for secure binding, resulting in clean and precise patterns.
90 x 100cm (1 x 1yd).
Approximately 19 x 13 x 3cm (7.5 x 5 x 1.25in); 220g.
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