Lorie Dorpinghaus
Naps & Nites Studio
Canyon Lake, TX
Spring Brookdale Park 2023
I use my interpretation of Shibori to create unique, elegant, wearable art. I also have been exploring the process of discharging colored silk fabrics using the Shibori process, where I am binding the fabric, removing some of the color with a chemical process, then over dyeing the still bound piece of fabric. The discharge process results in a “reverse” dyeing pattern with unpredictable patterning. I am currently bringing an idea to life for recycled, no waste, sustainable fashion line using byproducts of her silk Shibori process and items to create new fabric for new designs.