I just finished some oversized Shibori cloths and posted them in the shop. They are made from flour sack cotton and they are super versatile. I made a couple extra for myself and I have been wearing one daily as a lightweight scarf and using the other one as a dishtowel. They measure 31″ x 31″ and can also be used as furoshiki. Have you seen how many different ways you can tie cloths like this? This video blows my mind.
today’s inspiration is from Katy Katazome, Co-founder @storymfg & @wornpublications. I found her images and became hooked….scroll through her instagram and you will be too.
INSTAGRAM, TUMBLR, STORY MFG
ALL IMAGES ARE FROM https://instagram.com/katykatazome/
A few months back, I posted this surfboard. I finally discovered the story behind it! Almond Surfboards has collaborated with the uber-talented artist Noon by Jane Palmer to create a line of BEAUTIFUL Shibori inspired surfboards.
INSTAGRAM: ALMOND SURFBOARDS
INSTAGRAM: NOON BY JANE PALMER
Located inBangkok, Thailand, Cave Workshop Studio is an impressive workshop offering many courses from leather sandal making to professional barista training. I recently found their Shibori workshop and the results are A M A Z I N G. I would take this in a heartbeat if I could.
All the above photos are from their Instagram.
Today I am experimenting with different techniques using these bite-sized cotton swatches. This little fabric is the perfect way to explore new pattern creation.
Today’s inspiration comes from Bluemics in Okayama, Japan. Kimiko’s pottery reminds me of Indigo dyeing, not only because of the colors, but some pieces appear almost like they were pleated or folded. She hand paints each line with a cobalt underglaze and then the pieces are glost-fired in a gas-fired kiln for twelve hours.
Here are some photos from the process of making the tiny burst pillowcase. This process is so meditative… pinch, apply rubber band, pinch, apply rubber band, pinch…
NOW IN THE SHOP
TINY RESISTS, BEFORE THE INDIGO DYE
FRESH FROM THE VAT (STILL OXIDIZING)
I am eyeing this Proud Mary Indigo top today that was handmade by artisans in Guatemala.
Get it here.
Usually when we go to the desert we camp, but this geodesic dome could change that if we ever get to Joshua Tree.
IMAGE CREDITS: 1, 2
I am all about the vibe and spirit of the textile artist and maker Karina Manarin. Based in Arizona, Karina is inspired by the textural, vast desert landscapes. Her hand-dyed pieces vary in color, from rich indigo to desert bloom peach. I also love the silhouettes of her clothing, which are effortless and perfect for this upcoming summer.
Indigo Dyed Canyon Cotton Tee
Black Sand Dyed Cotton Top
IMAGE CREDITS: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8