Remember this post? Well, I just discovered All Things Acrylic, another shop specializing in itajime supplies! The coolest part of this shop is that they offer custom shapes and sizes. Also, if you are in NYC, check out Canal Plastics. I frequent them for all sorts of custom acrylic supplies (including dowels for Arashi shibori).
IMAGE SOURCE: All Things Acrylic
I am all about these Catori Life Hand-dyed tents, Created by Ben of Get lost Tents. The website explains the inspiration behind these beauties:
“Inspired by travels to the wild places of our earth, my goal is to create products that offer an escape from the hustle and stress of everyday life. I strive to invoke the blissful feelings I get when standing alone under a canopy of towering redwoods, walking through the sand of a fog drenched beach, or watching the sunset from a desert mesa. My tents are handcrafted in Austin, TX using American made all natural cotton canvas and hand dyed using natural dyes.”
Source: indigo tent & yellow turmeric tent
Discovering new dyeing techniques today
I have been receiving several messages asking where to buy Shibori tools similar to my vintage ones from this post. You will be happy to know that I found some for sale over at Slow Fiber Studios (bobbins, hooks, and stands). You can buy them here. Also, while you are visiting, check out their selection of pre-stitched scarves that are prepared for dyeing.
Maryanne Mathias and Molly Keogh are the duo behind the label Osei-Duro. They are creating the most beautiful pieces this holiday season using resist and wax dyeing methods-produced by local artisans in Ghana. See these adorable baby pants over at Garmentory and learn more about these designers here.
OSEI-DURO KAKRA BABY PANTS | TIE DYE
OSEI-DURO KAKRA BABY PANTS | BLACK MATCHSTICK
OSEI-DURO KAKRA BABY PANTS | WOVEN WAXPRINT
Deriving inspiration from this headboard from Urban Outfitters (sold out)…
Today’s inspiration comes from this tank, made by Carolyn Friedlander.
Overcase shop, Pattern Behavior, and Cases by Csera are just a few examples of makers who are are all producing Shibori printed iPhone cases this season, showing that this motif can transcend it’s usual fabric medium. With the rise of digitally printed Shibori, these patterns can be used on almost anything, which leads some people to say that it is diluting the craft. I have to say that I disagree and that it is only making the hand-dyed (non-printed) pieces more precious and valuable.
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not pictured, but equally cool, this one from Urban Outfitters