June Burrows
"Reverberation"

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(Photos by Bill Crofton)

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Reverberation is my version of the time tested Kimono form which dictated its own process. It takes a special project to inspire the use of a coveted fabric. This hand dyed fabric acquired from the Lunn/Mrowka Studio, has been waiting on my shelf for 20 years.

The kimono called for a fabric with stability. Machine embroidery and a good lining provide this stability, while silk organza underlining gives the fabric its shape and drape. I use water soluble stabilizer when embroidering which adds bulk stiffness and a degree of difficulty to the process, creating a personal challenge.

The second challenge presents itself when the quilted fabric is ready for construction. I think of my garments as sculpture and painstakingly construct them by hand.

Having long admired the simplicity of the kimono, I now realize that cutting and fitting the pieces together is actually a complex math problem. Should I have reconsidered? Would I do it again?

Ask me!

 

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