India Tour 2017 – Day 3


Day 3 Kolkata (Calcutta) a textile workshop. In one area women were gathered together stitching threads for making Shibori fabric like this. It’s loosely related to tie dyeing. Stitches are made and the threads gathered up tight before the fabric is dyed. Where the stitching is the dye cannot penetrate. In other words the dye is resisted by the tightly squeezed cloth.



Another shibori design from the sample swatches.



Here are the women stitching.



What a mess it looked like but the design was carefully stitched out. We didn’t see who pulled up the stitches. I’ll bet the same women did. However it might take people with strong hands to do that job.



Some of the women showing us their work.



A close up to show the stitches.

8 thoughts on “India Tour 2017 – Day 3

  1. so amazing to be able to see all these picture, and these amzing weavers everywhere in India! thank you so much for sharing it is like traveling with you! marvelous!

  2. Dear Peggy
    I posted your blog about your tour on the Thai Textile Societies FB page…..
    I manage that page for TTS and of course I follow your blog in emails
    I think interested people in SE ASIA will be interested in your travels in India…
    If you do not want me to post it please let me know and I’ll remove the post…

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