Shibori Pieced Kimono by Laverne Zabielski
Shibori Pieced Kimono by Laverne Zabielski, master dye artist and writer from Kentucky, USA. Click on the visit Laverne’s boutique button to see what is in stock. If this piece has been sold, contact Laverne about having a similar commission made.
This shibori pieced kimono was created with pieces of shibori dyed silk charmeuse and devore sewn together using a serge seam stitch.
Width from fingertip to tip is 58″
Length from back neck is 38″
Try it on at MS Rezny Gallery in Lexington, KY.
Soreyda models this piece at my Tea Party and mini-fashion show.
First there was an idea. Then a swirling energy of thoughts and ideas that constantly change and then begin to take shape in manifestation. And as you wear your truly wearable art, as it ages, it, too, will change. Take your time and enjoy the exploration of these pieces of truly wearable art. Choose your favorite beverage, listen to some music that moves you and find the perfect light.
To collaborate, to co-create, as we are doing, is always an adventure where visions are fulfilled with surprises. Shibori is always a gift and a surprise.
I learned to sew in 4-H, Home Ec classes in high school and many lessons from my mother. All my handmade art to wear is as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside. There are no raw edges in any of my work. Each seam or edge is either hemmed or serged. I start with composition, a mixing of colors, lines and shapes. What’s beautiful on the wall, draped over a chair, is beautiful on the body. Always mixing colors using three formulas. Always seeking depth and movement, interest and contrast. I am not seeking flat. Flat is what I begin with, white flat fabric.
To create a beautiful composition, manipulation of the fabric is performed, color is added. Curvilinear lines are produced.
Your body is the canvas that becomes the composition.
The composition is the point of focus at any given moment. Every composition seeks harmony and unity. What creates unity is the way the elements are arranged. For the most unified composition I seek variety, balance, movement, and harmony when arranging the colors and silks. In dyeing fabric these factors are considered as I create formulas. The body is the canvas that becomes the composition.
The body as canvas seeks balance and movement.
The body has rhythm.
The body dominates.
Theses are all the things I think about. The body dominates as the ultimate walking canvas, sculpture. It moves in and out of the environment. It is resilient.