I wove this wrap on white cottolin warp, with white mercerized cotton weft. Here is the woven wrap, before its first wash: Then hand-painting: Another washing and drying cycle, and shibori comes into play. After folding, the fabric is pressed between wooden blocks. And then the dye bath, then another wash and another drying cycle. … More Tabula Rasa collection, wrap I
The darker one is woven with hand-painted SeaSilk, and the lighter – with speckled silk. Available for sale on Etsy here.
This is one of the wraps woven white-on-white, and then hand-painted. The weft is SeaSilk, a blend of silk and Seacell, which, in turn, is a blend of lyocell and algae (like in seaweeds). The algae part, according to manufacturer, has anti-bacterial and healing properties. And SeaSilk is soft and light – all the reasons … More Tabula Rasa V, a baby wrap
Mulberry spun silk weft, dyed in specs. GSM 320. Gentle, subtle, and flowing.
Handwoven? Check. Bright colours? Check. Rainbow? Check. Hand-painted? Check. Intricate weave pattern? Check. A unique wrap? Check. Let me present to you the Shibori series of the wraps that combine all the good qualities of a handwoven wrap with the free flow of rainbow colours and a diamond pattern frame.
My favourite recipe: Take handwoven, shibori, and acid dyes. Shake well, wrap in plastic and cook thoroughly. Let it cool down, wash, dry, iron and enjoy. And now let me walk you through the steps, on at a time. First, dress the loom with white cottolin warp. Then weave with undyed Seasilk. Cut of the … More Playing with itajime shibori