Riitta Särkkä

Riitta Särkkä

Riitta Särkkä
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When you work with leather you should use a saddle soap to prepare the strings for braiding, makes it easier to pull the strands tight. Some folks use water and soap together but I've found that water darkens the leather so I use soap alone. Other then leather and saddle soap there isn't much else you need to braid, maybe a few pieces of string to start out with but braiding is very easy with the simplest of tools.

When you work with leather you should use a saddle soap to prepare the strings for braiding, makes it easier to pull the strands tight. Some folks use water and soap together but I've found that water darkens the leather so I use soap alone.

shibori – Flextiles

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Shibori is the Japanese term for tied and bound resist dyeing techniques. Shibori was traditionally done on cotton with indigo. The contrast of the blue and white can give bold contrast or subtle shades depending on the technique used. This tutorial shows some of the basic techniques.

Shibori is the Japanese term for tied and bound resist dyeing techniques. Shibori was traditionally done on cotton with indigo. The contrast of the blue and white can give bold contrast or subtle shades depending on the technique used.