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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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Gemini Linen Dress
Linen Dress

$ 458
$ 366.40
Nocturne Shibori Sweater
Knit Sweater

$ 588
$ 470.40
Shibori Radius Sweater
Knit Sweater

$ 598
$ 478.40
Shibori Wool Gauze Scarf
Wool Scarf

$ 180 - $ 250
$ 144 - $ 200
Duel Panel Cozy Shibori Shawl
Wool Scarf

$ 240 - $ 260
$ 192 - $ 208
Strata Shibori Vest
Shibori Vest

$ 518
$ 414.40
Flora Shibori Jacket
Shibori Jacket

$ 588
$ 470.40
Pleated Wool Scarf
Wool Scarf

$ 228
$ 182.40
Kabanoki Jacket
Shibori Jacket

$ 598
$ 478.40
Vesta Shibori Top
Knit Top

$ 528
$ 422.40
Token Shibori Jacket
Woven Jacket

$ 588
$ 470.40
Shibori Cowl Topper
Woven Top

$ 598
$ 478.40
Waterfall Vest
Silk Vest

$ 490
$ 392
Aster Shibori Jacket
Woven Jacket

$ 548
$ 438.40
Shibori Pleated Scarf
Silk Scarf

$ 248
$ 198.40
Autumn Shibori Wrap
Silk Shawl

$ 350
$ 280
Mars Duster
Shibori Jacket

$ 540
$ 432
Dash Jacket
Shibori Jacket

$ 480
$ 384
Cuffed Cowl Tunic
Shibori Sweater

$ 560
$ 448
Octagon Shibori Jacket
Shibori Jacket

$ 588
$ 470.40
Squares Scarf
Silk Scarf

$ 230
$ 184
Ellipse Shibori Tank
Woven Top

$ 598
$ 478.40
Ellipse Linen Dress
Linen Dress

$ 458
$ 366.40
Circle and Square Scarf
Shibori Scarf

$ 230
$ 184
Ripple Scarf
Shibori Scarf

$ 190
$ 152
Meridian Shibori Jacket
Shibori Jacket

$ 598
$ 478.40
Flat Silk Dot Scarf
Silk Scarf

$ 198
$ 158.40
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
American Craft Council Show, Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore. MD, 2020
American Craft Council Show, St. Paul RiverCentre, St. Paul, MN, 2020
American Craft Council Show, Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore. MD, 2018
American Craft Council Show, St. Paul RiverCentre, St. Paul, MN, 2018