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Shibori Denim Is Amazing

So this summer I had the amazing pleasure of getting to hand shibori dye white denim for a really awesome boutique in Thomasville, Georgia.  The boutique is called Spence and Lane and I recommend it to any female from the age of 18-100.  Kelly, the owner,  does an amazing buying job!  She has unique fashions that don’t break the budget and make women of every age look fantastic.  Getting to work for her on this Shibori project was so much fun and I look forward to next year when hopefully we will get to do more collaborations!

Below are some images of the denim as it was being dried and getting ready to be shipped and then at the shop and on Kelly!! Enjoy!


If you missed out this summer, just wait till the spring/summer 2018, I have a feeling we will be doing many more of these!

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Update On Me


Hi friends, I am sorry to say things have been put on hold with Kathryn Marie Designs in terms of new designs and products.  This August I found out I have a mediastinal mass in my chest.  I have had two surgeries, one very invasive surgery that will take months for me to heal and be able to quilt and dye again.  I am still at a loss for a diagnosis and am currently undergoing more testing at an incredible hospital.   I am confident my Doctors will find out what exactly is going on and figure out a treatment plan.

For the meantime my life consists of Netflix and books in bed or in my living room and hospital visits.  My shop is still open however, please feel free to purchase anything and if you see a piece on Instagram just message me about it, it may be for sale just
not up on my site! 

I will also have a ton of wallhangings, table runners, scarves, quilts and blankets  all hand dyed and hand designed by me available at Charlevoix Circle of Arts from November 17-December 23rd.  Opening night is Friday, November 17th at 5PM.  See you there!

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Sew Much Dyeing Going On!

Forgive me for not posting recently, somehow I find myself always saying I will do a blog post and then I get side tracked with dyeing fabric or sewing more quilts!  I promise to keep you informed though! 

A couple weekends ago I was so lucky to teach a two day Intro to Shibori dye class at Charlevoix Circle of Arts in Charlevoix, Michigan.   I had an amazing class, my students asked tons of great questions and really took my advice and ended up making some gorgeous pieces!  

The first day I devoted to teaching them about 4 basic Japanese resist techniques.  Everyone got to practice on cotton fabric and I got to go around the class and help out so they really understood where the resist would be and where the dye would take on each fabric.  

 

 

The second day the students took what they learned from the first day and really explored with unique methods of resisting fabric.  They also brought in clothing and pillow cases to dye.  It was a really wonderful weekend. 


 

Two of my students from the class hired me to make their dyed pieces into blankets!  They turned out so beautiful and I am pretty sure they couldn’t be more happy with the work that they produced!

 

I will be teaching more classes this fall.  Look for updates here and on my Facebook or Instagram!

                                                                                                                                xxx  Kathryn Marie