January 19, 2022
January 19. When I was working on my MA in Japanese Art with textiles, one of the units I studied was Shibori. Way back then there were no directions in English so I learned from drawings that were explained in Japanese. Even so my efforts were rewarded and this amazing process became one of my favorite skills. Recently I’ve started a series of brooches, and Arashi Shibori is one of the main elements in these brooches. The silk is very light in weight making it a perfect material for the pieces, which gives me the freedom to add weight with wire and other materials. This photos is the first brooch in a series. It’s called “Finding An Old Path”.