Monthly Archives: April 2015

NEW SHIBORI CLOTHS

April 29, 2015

 

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.

 

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STORY MFG

April 27, 2015

 

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/

 

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SPOTLIGHT: THE CAVE WORKSHOP STUDIO

April 19, 2015

 

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.

INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK

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All the above photos are from their Instagram.

SWATCH STUDY

April 16, 2015

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.

 

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INSPIRATION: BLUEMICS

April 14, 2015

 

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.

SHOP, FEATURE

 

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PILLOWCASE PROCESS

April 10, 2015

 

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

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FRESH FROM THE VAT (STILL OXIDIZING)

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COMPLETE!

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PROUD MARY TOP

April 6, 2015

 

I am eyeing this Proud Mary Indigo top today that was handmade by artisans in Guatemala.
 
Get it here.

 

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AN INDIGO BEDROOM

April 4, 2015

 

Usually when we go to the desert we camp, but this geodesic dome could change that if we ever get to Joshua Tree.

INSTAGRAM, AIRBNB 

 

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SPOTLIGHT: KARINA MANARIN

April 2, 2015

 

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.

SHOP, BLOG

 

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Indigo Dyed Canyon Cotton Tee

 

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Black Sand Dyed Cotton Top

IMAGE CREDITS: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

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