“By symbiosis I learnt about dyeing during my childhood from my mother’s textile work. I have always strongly responded to the blue of indigo dye and am enchanted by the alchemy involved during the dyeing process with indigo, focusing on the indigo spectrum of the colour blue from light, dark, and darker. In my work I look for results that echo the mystique of the interaction of dye and silk cloth, a perfect combination. Shibori is a traditional Japanese resist dying technique.
From a two dimensional form of cloth, with shibori one can create a three dimensional effect by manipulating the cloth using different methods: binding, clamping and pole wrapping. When using indigo I dip the fabric repeatedly oxidizing it in the air for depth of colour to create drama or delicacy in the pattern and design of the work”
- Margaret-Anne Gooch
Materials: 100% hand rolled silk and indigo dye
Dimensions: 28cm x 180cm
Care instructions: Water temperature not above 30 degrees. Do not bleach. Iron temperature not above 150 degrees. Dry cleanable with any solvent except tetrachlorethylene.