Pole wrapped shibori from notesfromnorma.blogspot.com. Such a beautiful pattern on a knit would be an excellent choice for my project. There is a subtle horizontal pattern filled with movement here that I love and that I think suits the combination of horizontal and vertical stripes in my project.
Creating a bird with shibori stitch resist. This little wren has been constructed from mainly ori nui and maki age shibori stitches. The eye from overstitch embroidery stitches densely stitched. The top photo shows the various stitches before the fabric is pulled up and dyed. All a little bit fiddly on the fingers but worth it. Townhill Studio will publish a detailed blog on creating birds.