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NUI is an embroidery project realized for the window display of the company Color Textil at the textile fair Première Vision 2015 in Paris.

NUI comes from the Japanese term « Nui Shibori ».
Shibori is a Japanese manual « shape resist dyeing » technique which produces patterns on fabric.
Nui shibori designates one kind of Shibori techniques which includes stitches. Each thread is pulled very tight before being dyed. The main dye traditionally used is indigo.

This project draws the attention on the pattern created by the stitching, which is normally removed after the dyeing. NUI is a composition of ten hexagons made with cotton and silk cloth, all embroidered by hand. The thread runs through the fabric in different ways which create a subtle and textured pattern.


Dominique Watrelot