Itajime is my favorite kind of shibori. I’m drawn to abstraction and squares for some reason (see one of my large acrylic paintings below), so I end up doing more and more itajime as time goes on. I’m also entering the shogun era in my year-long historical shibori investigation and many of the warriors wore itajime-dyed robes under their armor (see Wada et. al., Shibori for more info).
Here’s my latest throw pillow, designed for a prominent interior designer’s firm, The Design Bakery, here in the L.A. area.