Colour here, colour there, colour everywhere May 1, 2015 00:20
The journey of the picking the precise colour for a garment and the fabric is an arduous duty at best, however we try each time to perfect this skill and we thought we'd share with you, the process of picking, testing, probing ,failing , achieving till finally we have our finished piece, which is then selected in a variety of colours that will suit it and it's chosen fabric. This meagre four liner is just the precipice of this wondrous journey in the Dharma of creating, which is an innate instinct that resides within us all.
We are grateful to have been fed inspiration throughout nature, it's elements and the masses of individuals that care to share and showcase their talents with the world.
The pictures above are an example of the plethora of colours and materials that we go through before we find the garment's ''niche'' . Those are merely an extract of the mountains of fabric, designs and colours we rummage through before landing on our chosen pieces.
This summer, and bare in mind, this English summer, we chose wonderful woven scarfs from an array of fabric and design and one of the new additions to our shop and soon online are our 'raw silk' scarfs. (see figure 3.) This is a slightly nubby fabric with random flecks in a natural, off-white colour before the dying process. It has a somewhat rough texture and gentle drape.
Making a garment is a process. It's the way it feels, on the body and how it looks as a whole piece, it's an amalgamation of a variety of facets coupled into an harmonious whole.The pictures above are an example of the plethora of colours and materials that we go through before we find the garment's ''niche'' .
It takes a little imagination coupled with some intuitive guts to be able to picture your finished garment. From the shelf, to the scissors to the pattern to the threads that put it together. It sure is a journey, but worth every minute!