Wednesday, December 16, 2009

ShiboriLove's Hand-Dye Alchemy Chic

ShiboriLove's one-of-a-kind hand-dyed tights and accessories

"The name ShiboriLove comes from 'shibori', the Japanese resist-dyeing technique used to create our unique patterns. Shibori is an art in which flat cloth is manipulated into a three-dimensional surface through folding, pleating or bunching. When the fabric is dyed the tightly bound areas resist the dye and are not colored. When the binding materials are removed they reveal the intricate abstract patterns formed by the protected areas."

- Jessie Fair, ShiboriLove founder and recent graduate of Cornell University's Fiber Science & Apparel Design program

Shibori-dyed fabrics drying in the sunlight

Growth Series (detailed views) by Jessie Fair of ShiboriLove

(wool felt, wool roving, silk organza, and immersion dyeing)

*ShiboriLove by Jessie Fair

1 comment:

OliTa said...

great tights ! absolutely love the felt, the texture is amazing !