Wednesday, March 19, 2014

NEW STYLES!! JAPANESE-INSPIRED

If you've been following along, you know I've been researching textile arts.  Perhaps you've read my posts on boro and shibori. Here's a glimpse how I've been putting it all together in my own way.  

Boro Inspired Collar
Bits of scrap denim that I've distressed, dyed, stitched, and pieced together into an interesting statement piece. 



Obviously, I cannot recreate hundreds of years of use and ancestry, but I am happy with the result. Is it clothes, is it jewelry? You decide. Vintage button closure in the back.  Lined with cotton toile print in hot orange for contrast. 


The landscape:

Shibori-inspired cuff. 
Hand dyed scraps stitched into a wrap style cuff. 




Lined with the softest brushed cotton linen in earthy naturals. Vintage bakelite button closure with satin cord and hand-embroidered in crimson for contrast details. 


The Landscape:



Or perhaps one in color...
East Over West Cuff: 

Sumptuous scraps of hand-dyed textiles such as needlepoint, tapestry, and vintage sari silk from India are artfully stitched onto a raspberry floral background. 






The landscape: 





Contrast stitching in cobalt and vintage bakelite button closure with satin cord. Lined in taupe linen. 


Soft, comfortable to wear, and one of a kind. 

All inspired pieces and all available now right here

Cheers!
Rachel

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