Laura Hunter – Textiles & Wearable Art

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Laura Hunter
Laura HunterTextiles
“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 has been there.”

The Japanese form of bound resist dying called shibori speaks to both of these ideas. Manipulating fabric by folding, clamping, binding, and dyeing is the basis for the fabrics that Hunter creates. Arashi shibori is a pole wrapping technique that can create pleats in silk and varying patterns on fabric, and Itajime shibori is a folding and clamping technique that creates dyed shapes on fabric.