When I was first interested in Japanese Shibori fabric dyeing, I read a book called Memory on Cloth by Yoshiko Wada (the queen of shibori!). In it she discussed how shibori is a visual recording of memories on cloth. The designs that are left behind on the cloth after the fabric coloring/dyeing process contain the marks and memories of the techniques used to make the design. For instance, in sewn Nui shibori, the marks of the needle and the thread are what make the one of a kind shibori design.
I like to take this a step, or two further in that I believe that the memories and thoughts and daydreams I have while I create hand-dyed textiles and Xmittens are embedded in the cloth. Numerous times I have taken a finished item out a of a pile and -flash!- I vividly recall what it was I was thinking about while I made that particular piece. Or, I remember the song that was on the radio.
Because of this, I try to listen to really good music and daydream my best dreams while I make items for you to wear.
Check out this selection of what I have been listening to in my studio (Patty Larking, Imogen Heap and many more!). May the music bring you many good memories and daydreams!