Resistance is Beautiful

by jennine on August 3, 2009


Handmade things are special. Homemade cookies, grandma’s knitted booties, haute couture… all things that bring special feelings and warm our hearts. Yes, I put couture and cookies in the same sentence… my idea of heaven! Even if it’s putting the finishing touches on something by hand to make it unique… like in the case of ShiboriLove,  a shop where you can get hand dyed legwear, scarves and girl’s tights. Cornell  graduate, Jessie Fair studied Fiber Science & Apparel Design, which comes out in her approach to utilizing unconventional techniques in dyeing.

‘The name ShiboriLove comes from the Japanese resist technique used to create our unique patterns. In this method, the cloth is manipulated through folding, pleating or bunching and then bound by stitching, tieing or clamping.  When the fabric is dyed the tightly bound areas resist the dye and are not colored.  When the binding materials are removed they reveal the intricate abstract patterns formed by the protected areas..’

The result is something planetary, animalistic, and artistic just to add a little something special to your outfit.

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1 Ashe Mischief August 3, 2009 at 7:51 am

This sounds like a fun DIY project if you ask me… I’ve been meaning to try out dying tights (like your old gradient DIY)….
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2 Sal August 3, 2009 at 8:04 am

Whew, such gorgeous designs. Love those zebra-like stripes.
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3 WendyB August 3, 2009 at 8:19 am

Cool stuff!


4 PAPERFASHION August 3, 2009 at 8:51 am

Those are gorgeous!
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5 dreamsequins August 3, 2009 at 10:02 am

Just when I thought I was over buying new tights/patterned leggings, up pops these… Thanks for the intro.
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6 maria August 3, 2009 at 12:04 pm

These are so gorgeous!!
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7 jennine August 3, 2009 at 12:06 pm

❤ ashe… oh yeah, it does, but i don’t know if i’m advanced enough to do the resistance dye projects!
❤ dreamsequins…oh yes i agree.. it gets me every time!


8 Natanya August 3, 2009 at 12:11 pm

Oooh I love this. A lot of patterned tights and leggings look cheesy but these are perfect! It really makes a difference when a designer pays attention to details.
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9 Skinnypurse August 3, 2009 at 1:31 pm

These are gorgeous! They look so delicate - definitely like pieces of art.


10 Doyoulovemyshoes August 3, 2009 at 4:50 pm

I loveeeeeeeeeeee the blue one
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11 Alicia August 3, 2009 at 7:09 pm

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12 Annie Spandex August 4, 2009 at 1:23 am

:o *gasp* I love them!
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13 jennine August 4, 2009 at 1:28 am

❤natanya… absolutely, the difference is the details!
❤skinnypurse, i love the way you look at it!
❤annie…i can totally see these on you!


14 deb August 4, 2009 at 3:41 am

These are too cool and I love the scarves on the site too. MUST GET SOME!!!!


15 Heini August 4, 2009 at 10:24 am

Love the outfits. Hate the tights.
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16 jennine August 4, 2009 at 10:31 am

um… that’s pretty much what the outfit is…


17 Tamara August 5, 2009 at 12:58 am

These are amazing!! Love the first ones :)
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