Traditional methods brought to life with modern design, Nellie Rose Textiles creates hand-dyed silk clothing & accessories for the love of subtle color, intriguing texture, and organic movement.
Shibori – a traditional 8th century Japanese practice of silk cloth dyeing, which consists of myriad shape-resist dye techniques.
These traditional Shibori methods are brought to life with modern design; techniques that have been passed down from generation-to-generation, through insightful observation and incredible perseverance. Unfortunately, many of these fascinating techniques are becoming forever lost or are in danger of being forgotten due to the lack of younger generations getting involved and interested in the art of Shibori. The disappearing of this highly-refined craft and once vibrant tradition summons the urgency and relevance for Nellie Rose’s continued study and exploration of the Shibori silk dyeing practice.
Nellie Rose Textiles creates hand-dyed silk clothing and accessories for the love of subtle color, intriguing texture and organic movement. Nellie Rose does not toil with the color like a traditionalist would, but instead manipulates colors and shapes the texture. Nellie Rose uses the Shibori process and transforms it into something tangible and beautiful to behold, resulting in wearable art that is intended to come to life with the wearer.
Located in the mountain town of Thomas, West Virginia - Nellie Rose Textiles has the finest, handmade silk clothing, and hand dyed accessories available. Nellie Rose Textiles can be found across the country in stores, boutiques, galleries, museums and more or shop online here!
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