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My scarves are 100% silk and individually hand dyed. I use a variety of techniques for shaping the cloth to create patterns during the dye process. These techniques are found in cultures all over the world, but the most familiar term for the process is the Japanese word, Shibori. The shaping methods I use include climbing forms to the folded fabric, tightly wrapping the cloth around poles or ropes, twisting, tying and stitching. I also hand paint with dye. Many of the scarves are dyed multiple times using different techniques, to create layers of color and texture. I mix dyes using several sets of primary colors in powder form, which gives me an unlimited range of color possibilities. The scarves are color and light fast.
During the dye process the elements of time, temperature, and pressure yield subtle unexpected results. There are always wonderful surprises when the scarves emerge from the dye bath. Each scarf I create is unique. I am delighted by the endless possibilities for experimenting with colors and combining them with the textures of Shibori.
I love color and working with my hands. I have taken art classes at the Massachusetts College of Art, the DeCordova Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts. I joined the Cambridge Art Association in 2001. I have studied with several textile artists who dye their own cloth, and I am passionate about creating color and design on fabric.
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