Janice Sullivan Textiles
Every scarf and shawl produced in my studio is a unique woven fabric. By nature of the process, they are not reproduced, but one of a kind fabrics. My method of working incorporates several different techniques. The warps can be painted with dyes before they are put on the loom, or combined with ikat (resist wrapped and dyed). Woven shibori (a pattern thread is woven into the fabric, pulled, dyed and removed) is utilized to create pattern over patterns.
In the shawls I produce textural pleats by using a variety of fibers that shrink differently when washed. Since wool is a fiber that can be combined with non-shrinking yarns to create textural surfaces, a cloth is created that is warm and durable. Some pieces are woven from a variety of yarns, but all are natural fibers.
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