Japan: 1999. Oversized Paperback. One of the very best books on dyeing techniques. This book, although in Japanese, is very accesable to the western practictioner of dyeing. The images provide a step by step approach to folding, tying, and clampling techniques. Excellent book for enlarging the possibilities for shibori.
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England: Laurence King Publishing, 2012. Hardcover. This 312 page book explores fashion designers that are using innovative materials in fashion design. The book is divided into sections: "Technology", "Sustainability", "Innovation "and includes a directory of designers. Each of the sections include photographs of the work of outstanding fashion/textile designers.
Portland, Oregon: Galery Kei & Sri at Portland Japanese Garden, 2011. softcover. Catalogue of boro textiles exhibited at the Portland Japanese Garden in 2011. Mattainai has "two meanings: one is "do not waste" and the other is "thankful." These two meanings enriched the everyday actions and thoughts of the Japanese people."
London: Thames & Hudson, 2013. paperback. 478 illustrations, 360 in color. This book features more than fifty notable fashion designers from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland and Finland. This is a book with inspiring examples of creativity, style, minimalism, and unusual and high quality materials from cutting edge fashion designers.