Unique wallhanging. High quality bamboo cotton fabric, handprinted and dyed with shibori technique.
The length of the fabric can be adjusted after request.
About Elsa Chartins work:
My work reveals an interest in pattern, narrative, and craft. I explore how to gradually shift a pattern through its repetitions. Can a pattern be evolving, like images on a film negative? Can I create movement in the static? Through Shibori, I am able to explore these questions. I have found a way of expression combining printing and dying. My method is entirely manual and has evolved from studying Japanese masters to become an intuitive process with years of trial and error.
I work solely with different cottons. Changing density and transparency gives different result in the printing and dying. I sometimes dye the fabric black, sometimes print on it, or go from unprocessed white before the meticulous folding. I sandwich the textile package between two woodblocks and then dye or etch it in many layers. This creates geometric patterns with a slight gradient in the repetition. Each fabric is unique.