Posts Tagged ‘Oriba Shibori’

What happened to summer?

October 10, 2017

I have to ask. It seems to have dissolved in the vat of indigo. A project emerged this spring. No, several projects “appeared” and grew. At least the one did.

Cameron Village Banner

And, it was my own doing.  “We” couldn’t have done the idea or the space (where it was to display) justice, if the project had not ‘grown’.

F.e.B. shirts

There was also custom work – shirts arrived from people I had worked with previously.  So, extra clotheslines were strung to accommodate them as well as the banners.

detail of custom dyed tunic

July brought a workshop on creating Noren – “split” curtains.

noren making, drying outdoors

I don’t think we actually sewed any together, but there was plenty of dye work and of course, that was the point.

At the end of August all of these projects were brought to a close with the installation of the banners at Cameron Village Library. I’ll simply have to write more about that later, but they are currently on display through the month’s end.

Indigo Threads

Currently, I just want to draw you, dear reader, to 2 upcoming workshop opportunities this month and next – they are listed on my workshops page. “Aki” is coming up quickly and “Arashi” follows almost on its heels in early November.

Thank you for your patience and for reading!

setting adjustments

October 11, 2012

Taisho time slip

Originally uploaded by SOFennell

Some settings in my Etsy shop needed tweaking this morning. Apparently these folks made a few changes in regard to shipment, that kind of thing. I have no complaints there. I don’t know if that had something to do with it or not, but when I looked more closely at the settings, things didn’t look the same (I thought!). At any rate, things needed adjusting.

So, each item was reviewed and a few “tweaks” were made in shipping as well as some prices – small changes, but never-the-less….maybe it will make for improvement. If there are any questions or requests, one should never hesitate to ask.

summer inspiration

June 11, 2012

Originally uploaded by SOFennell

I hope the image will provide a little spark. The season for workshops is here. Indigo seems to love the summer heat and humidity and July is a perfect time for learning about it (and of course, shibori!).

My youth class at Artspace is fast filling up, but there’s still room in the weekend workshop for adults later in the month. It isn’t too late to sign up.  All information & links are on my “Upcoming Workshops” page.

There’s also the workshop at the Florence Thomas Art School in Glendale Springs, NC. Both Janine LeBlanc (Gregg Museum) and I will be teaching the characteristics of the indigo vat and aspects of shibori there.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Look Back Vintage

December 4, 2010

Look Back Vintage invites us to a midnight party – an invitation to  elegance stated in golds, deep blues (indigo?) which might suggest a little mystery and a lot of sparkle.  What fun!

My Etsy: Oriba Shibori

October 12, 2010

Indigo Kinchaku

Originally uploaded by SOFennell

It’s noon already. Where did the time get to? I wanted to spend the time doing…not writing, not adjusting items in my little shop. I had to though. In many respects, my shop is probably as neglected as my garden.

I’m finding my way back to both though – bit by bit. The dye vat is always calling and I think more about the making, exploring – experimentation more than anything – than production.

Production and I are like oil and water at this point. I can do it, but I don’t love it. I love making though. I love watching the interaction of dyes on fiber – it’s like watching the interaction of pigment on paper. It’s just fun. That’s just one aspect of it.

I also like selling my work. That has been integral with being an artist – the idea of sharing & showing my visual perspective (is there a better way to say this? I’d like to know) – my aesthetics or sensibilities, I guess. I like referencing Japan, obviously, it’s what I know, it’s my lens. しかたない。 It can’t be helped.

So, some of my time this morning went into reducing and adjusting the prices on some of my “pieces.” I hope it helps. In the near future I plan to add items with new experiments & explorations in silk & cotton.

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