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dyed blue

August 30, 2014

this one’s for me


woven shibori –  first seen here

two bags were dyed, stitched and sold last Summer

the third fabric length was set aside and then forgotten

my original bag has been in use for approximately 15 years

 still looking good


back then I wove the handles, also – that was boring!

now I purchase a heavy cotton commercial tape and dye it with the weaving


it is becoming more difficult to find cotton, for dyeing, so I buy several yards at a time

still playing in the indigo vat, the cotton lining was pleated, tied and dyed


P1050456I never get tired of the little surprises in shibori

or indigo dyeing


and pockets for everything

9 Comments leave one →
  1. September 1, 2014 2:36 am

    ahh those shibori!


  2. August 31, 2014 9:32 am

    If I were to see that bag in a gallery, and there was no name tag on it, I would say – “That looks just like something Jean would make!” So beautiful and so you!


  3. August 31, 2014 5:53 am

    Good bags. The proportions are satisfying. Such things are important!


    • August 31, 2014 7:39 am

      Alice – the proportions come from the narrow weaving width, simple and functional. I like the doubled top band with the handles stitched in for strength.

      Velma – great thought. simple, useful designs are always a pleasure.


  4. August 31, 2014 3:55 am

    it’s a grand bag, one to use with joy. janus press has a book called beauty in use. that title came to mind when i saw your new bag.


  5. Judy Lathrop permalink
    August 30, 2014 3:55 pm

    Love this look…the Shibori…the details…the color! The old bag still looks great, the new one is especially wonderful. Thanks for sharing. You do nice work!


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