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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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Honeycomb Top
Woven Top

$ 578
$ 491.30
Gemini Linen Dress
Linen Dress

$ 458
$ 389.30
Shibori Radius Sweater
Knit Sweater

$ 598
$ 508.30
Shibori Wool Gauze Scarf
Wool Scarf

$ 180 - $ 250
$ 153 - $ 212.50
Duel Panel Cozy Shibori Shawl
Wool Scarf

$ 240 - $ 260
$ 204 - $ 221
Strata Shibori Vest
Shibori Vest

$ 518
$ 440.30
Flora Shibori Jacket
Shibori Jacket

$ 588
$ 499.80
Pleated Wool Scarf
Wool Scarf

$ 228
$ 193.80
Kabanoki Jacket
Shibori Jacket

$ 598
$ 508.30
Token Shibori Jacket
Woven Jacket

$ 588
$ 499.80
Shibori Cowl Topper
Woven Top

$ 598
$ 508.30
Aster Shibori Jacket
Woven Jacket

$ 548
$ 465.80
Shibori Pleated Scarf
Silk Scarf

$ 248
$ 210.80
Autumn Shibori Wrap
Silk Shawl

$ 350
$ 297.50
Mars Duster
Shibori Jacket

$ 540
$ 459
Dash Jacket
Shibori Jacket

$ 480
$ 408
Cuffed Cowl Tunic
Shibori Sweater

$ 560
$ 476
Squares Scarf
Silk Scarf

$ 230
$ 195.50
Ellipse Linen Dress
Linen Dress

$ 458
$ 389.30
Circle and Square Scarf
Shibori Scarf

$ 230
$ 195.50
Ripple Scarf
Shibori Scarf

$ 190
$ 161.50
Meridian Shibori Jacket
Shibori Jacket

$ 598
$ 508.30
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