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
I am thrilled to be featured in Trend Bible this season as a contributor of Shibori material direction. Trend Bible is a company based in the UK, providing trend direction and forecasting. They publish twice a year and study color direction, surface / material trends, prints and inspiration for the design industry.
WEBSITE, BLOG, SHOP, IMAGE CREDIT
Spotted at J-crew…LOTS of Indigo for Spring
Swimsuit top & bottom
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.
I can’t wait to hit up Summer Camp in Ojai. This image is from their blog, where they have lots of Indigo pretties.
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)