Laura Hunter

"I think of my scarves as translations of where humans and landscape meet."

Agriculturally sculpted hills of the Palouse region in eastern Washington captured Laura Hunter's attention two decades ago. The undulating repetitive lines and shadows were mesmerizing and punctuated by geometric shapes such as rectangular and circular hay bales and barns with worn siding. It represented the conjunction of humans and the landscape which continues to form the essence of her artistic impulse.

Soon she began exploring the Japanese binding and dying technique called shibori. She found that similar lines and shadows could be created in silk with the arashi shibori pole wrapping technique. Itajime shibori, a folding and clamping technique, provided the geometric punctuation. Repeated dying and stripping away color even seemed to echo the weather. These processes proved to be as fascinating as the landscape.

Hunter has a BFA from the University of Washington in fiber art. She is self taught in the technique of shibori.

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Ellipse Linen Dress
Linen Dress

by Laura Hunter
$ 458
$ 389.30
Ellipse Shibori Tank
Woven Top

by Laura Hunter
$ 598
$ 508.30
Circle and Square Scarf
Shibori Scarf

by Laura Hunter
$ 230
$ 195.50
Ripple Scarf
Shibori Scarf

by Laura Hunter
$ 190
$ 161.50
Meridian Shibori Jacket
Shibori Jacket

by Laura Hunter
$ 598
$ 508.30
Cuffed Cowl Tunic
Shibori Sweater

by Laura Hunter
$ 520
$ 442
Dash Jacket
Shibori Jacket

by Laura Hunter
$ 480
$ 408
Ellipse Shibori Top
Knit Top

by Laura Hunter
$ 698
$ 593.30
Structure Jacket
Shibori Jacket

by Laura Hunter
$ 700
$ 595
Flat Silk Dot Scarf
Silk Scarf

by Laura Hunter
$ 198
$ 168.30
Flat Silk Petal Scarf
Silk Scarf

by Laura Hunter
$ 198
$ 168.30
Luna Jacket
Shibori Jacket

by Laura Hunter
$ 618
$ 525.30
Dashed Jacket
Silk Jacket

by Laura Hunter
$ 480
$ 408
Silk Shibori Scarf
Silk Scarf

by Laura Hunter
$ 90
$ 76.50
Tortoise Shibori Jacket
Wool Jacket

by Laura Hunter
$ 488
$ 414.80