Thursday, May 8, 2014

Shibori Dyeing

Laura Hunter 

Laura Hunter has been working for twenty years making silk scarves and shawls using shibori techniques. She is from Olympia, Washington and has a BFA in Fiber Art from the University of Washington. She is self-employed and works in her home studio.

Laura's style techniques is using repetition and evidence of change.She likes using nature as a theme, like sand on the beach, ripples in the sand, and repetition on animals. Laura uses a technique called  "itajime shibori" where the designs are created by dyeing the fabric while it is folded and clamped between tiles.. Each article of clothing is individually dyed, either before or after construction. Laura's work is more retail designed because she sells her scarves and shawls in stores around the United States. I picked this artist because I liked how she used the shibori techniques into something that is fashionable and wearable. I also like how she sews and gathers the fabric to give it more detail. Another thing I like about her art work is that all of her scarves and shawls are different; not just the color but also the patterns.


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