When a motif is outlined with stitches, the threads are then drawn up and knotted, and finally capped with plastic, it’s called Bōshi Shibori – or capped shibori. The japanese used bamboo sheath in the past instead of plastic, this is to prevent the dye to penetrate the fabric, but I just use cling film for practical reasons. Sorry, environment!
Designing this piece was equally fun and hard work. I wanted to make a pattern because I like my things symmetrical, but this technique allows to make different shapes of any size, or even create large white areas in the fabric, so you could do pretty much anything.