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Designs by materialsgirl
Japanese - influenced designs, digitally created, altered & enhanced.
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I have a vintage Japanese silk remnant referred to as tsumugi or â€œpongeeâ€ in English (see below) that inspired me to try and recreate it digitally
During Japanâ€™s vibrant and affluent Edo Period (early 1600â€™s â€“ mid 1800â€™s) fine silks were a major export and a symbol of wealth, worn exclusively by the Samurai Class and elite.
Commoners were prohibited from wearing fine silks. The only silk fabric they were permitted to wear was a cloth made by spinning silk floss in the same manner as cotton or wool. The threads of fine silk, on the other hand, are not spun but rather pulled out and reeled from a silkworm cocoon. The inferior
fabric woven from the spun silk has a slub which superficially resembled the cotton fabrics worn by commoners. Such fabric is known as tsumugi (â€œpongeeâ€ in English). In an ironic twist, today tsumugi is among the most sought after and treasured silk fabrics.
Happy to assist with changes to size/scale.
Looks lovely in the new Ottoman Rib fabric which accentuates the horizontal lines. Happy to make adjustments to scale.
natural fibers (52),
faux silk (5)
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Aw shucks yuz guys....you are too kind. Thank you for your thoughtful, supportive words and positive energy. It means so much.... :^ )
Posted almost 3 years ago.
This would be a favorite colorway, but I do love them all! Also love how so many of your designs could easily be color - coordinated with designs from your other collections because you tend to stick to earthy tones, neutral tones and blues. You make this look easy! (But I'm sure that its not)!
I love the collection and the idea behind it. The old fabrics are so beautiful and moving them in to digital is an art.
Thanks so much Su. I wish/hope the true handmade techniques are preserved. We all know how easy it is to lose these treasured processes to time and new trends. The processes are labor intensive but they were using materials that might otherwise have been disgarded and created something so beautiful from it. While I am pleased with my digital recreations, of course it doesn't even come close to both the visual and tactile experiences of the real deal. But who knows, maybe one day these digital remnants printed on fabric will be valued/collected for their early digital 'folk' or naive qualities...lol..
I totally agree with Ceri - very beautiful, wonderful textures and lovely lovely colors. This is a great way to "recreate" or preserve fabulous fabrics.
Thanks so much cerigwen! This was a bit of a challenge but a labor of love.
These are absolutely beautiful. Such rich, luxurious textures. The colour range is fabulous too.
Some colorways from Pongee Woven Silks Collection, in linen cotton (daylight).
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