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Laura Hunter

As an artist I am drawn to themes of repetition and evidence of change. I am fascinated by subtle marks that suggest something else that is there or has been there. The Japanese form of bound resist dying called Shibori speaks to both of these ideas. All of my scarves, shawls, and apparel are individually made using one or more types of shibori. Arashi Shibori is a pole-wrapping technique which creates pleats and varying patterns on silk. Itajime Shibori is a folding and clamping technique which creates dyed shapes on fabric.

While my inspirations and process allow me to approach my work as art, I am a firm proponent of sewing as a craft. One of my goals in making clothing is to highlight how little sewing is valued.

Creating and selling Shibori has been my livelihood for 20 years. I have a BFA in Fiber Art from the University of Washington. I work in my home studio with some physical assistance and much encouragement from my husband, Allen Olson. We live in Olympia, Washington with our two sons where we enjoying cooking, our garden, and a relatively slow-paced lifestyle.



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LAURA HUNTER: Cocoa Dot Vest

LAURA HUNTER: Cocoa Dot Vest

This is a special piece made of silk that has been hand dyed. With special care it should last for many years to come. One size. Shibori is a Japanese technique involving binding and dyeing fabric thereby creating patterns of color and/or texture. This piece is handmade using the fold and clamp form called itajime shibori. Cleaning: Dry clean only.
$480.00

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LAURA HUNTER: Dress/Long Tunic, Burgundy Rings, Large

LAURA HUNTER: Dress/Long Tunic, Burgundy Rings, Large

Crinkle silk shibori with lining. Silk, cotton. Size: Large. This is a special piece made of silk that has been hand dyed. With special care it should last for many years to come. Shibori is a Japanese technique involving binding and dyeing fabric thereby creating patterns of color and/or texture. This piece is handmade using the fold and clamp...
$480.00

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LAURA HUNTER: Dress/Long Tunic, Burgundy Rings, Small

LAURA HUNTER: Dress/Long Tunic, Burgundy Rings, Small

Crinkle silk shibori with lining. Silk, cotton. Size: Small. This is a special piece made of silk that has been hand dyed. With special care it should last for many years to come. Shibori is a Japanese technique involving binding and dyeing fabric thereby creating patterns of color and/or texture. This piece is handmade using the fold and clamp...
$480.00

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LAURA HUNTER: Dress/Long Tunic, Ocean Wave, Large

LAURA HUNTER: Dress/Long Tunic, Ocean Wave, Large

Crinkle silk shibori with lining. Silk, cotton. Size: Large. This is a special piece made of silk that has been hand dyed. With special care it should last for many years to come. Shibori is a Japanese technique involving binding and dyeing fabric thereby creating patterns of color and/or texture. This piece is handmade using the fold and clamp...
$480.00

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LAURA HUNTER: Dress/Long Tunic, Pewter

LAURA HUNTER: Dress/Long Tunic, Pewter

With White Frond. Crinkle silk shibori with lining. Silk, cotton. Size: Small. This is a special piece made of silk that has been hand dyed. With special care it should last for many years to come. Shibori is a Japanese technique involving binding and dyeing fabric thereby creating patterns of color and/or texture. This piece is handmade using the...
$480.00

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LAURA HUNTER: Pleated Scarf, Fig/Chartreuse

LAURA HUNTER: Pleated Scarf, Fig/Chartreuse

This is a special piece made of 100% silk that has been hand dyed. With special care it should last for many years to come. Shibori is a Japanese technique involving binding and dyeing fabric thereby creating patterns of color and/or texture. This piece is handmade. Wear and Care: Protect from moisture. Store loosely coiled. No steaming or...
$230.00

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LAURA HUNTER: Pleated Shawl, Burgundy

LAURA HUNTER: Pleated Shawl, Burgundy

Burgundy/Marine/Navy. This is a special piece made of 100% silk that has been hand dyed. With special care it should last for many years to come. Shibori is a Japanese technique involving binding and dyeing fabric thereby creating patterns of color and/or texture. This piece is handmade. Wear and Care: Protect from moisture. Store loosely coiled....
$280.00

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LAURA HUNTER: Pleated Shawl, Ivory/Black

LAURA HUNTER: Pleated Shawl, Ivory/Black

This is a special piece made of 100% silk that has been hand dyed. With special care it should last for many years to come. Shibori is a Japanese technique involving binding and dyeing fabric thereby creating patterns of color and/or texture. This piece is handmade. Wear and Care: Protect from moisture. Store loosely coiled. No steaming or...
$260.00

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LAURA HUNTER: Pleated Shawl, Unber/Stone

LAURA HUNTER: Pleated Shawl, Unber/Stone

This is a special piece made of 100% silk that has been hand dyed. With special care it should last for many years to come. Shibori is a Japanese technique involving binding and dyeing fabric thereby creating patterns of color and/or texture. This piece is handmade. Wear and Care: Protect from moisture. Store loosely coiled. No steaming or...
$280.00

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LAURA HUNTER: Silk Jacket

LAURA HUNTER: Silk Jacket

This is a special piece made of silk that has been hand dyed. With special care it should last for many years to come. One size. 26" mid back to hem. Shibori is a Japanese technique involving binding and dyeing fabric thereby creating patterns of color and/or texture. This piece is handmade using the fold and clamp form called itajime shibori....
$480.00

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