Shibori and Surface Design Journals
The category of journal covers created using Shibori have a different esthetics compared to the free-form cut designs. Shibori is a technique of creating resist through stitching, wrapping or clamping the fabric before hand-dyeing it.
My favorite techniques are stitch resist and Arashi Shibori (pole wrapping) because both processes have a meditative quality for me and are a way to find harmony with cloth in my hands. I selected these techniques specifically to create journal covers with the idea to pass my sense of harmony on to the owner of the journal.