Say "Shibori" and images of saturated deep indigo cotton against crisp white fields come to mind. But the Japanese Shibori technique of resist dyeing that we love works beautifully with other colors, too - notably rich, vibrant reds. And what better way to celebrate...
It’s magical. That moment when you first undo the clamp, remove the wooden blocks, and you carefully unfold your hand-dyed fabric, revealing it’s interior like a gorgeous new book.
There are fewer things sweeter than witnessing what happens when open-minded people get thrown together to think, paint, create and trust in the outcome. Several weeks ago what unfolded at my children’s school was just this: Magic.
It started when I saw a wonderful, floppy, thin mattress on a vintage beach chair my old friend Frances Boswell had sewn.
A bright spot to set your bag, take a moment and watch the kids play.
A successful find and rescue of a beloved chair