Friday, November 18, 2016

Christmas Came Early This Year. Tutuvi scraps from Colleen Kimura

I'm excited to receive these leftovers from Colleen Kimura's Tutuvi fashions in Hawaii. They are very sturdy cotton fabric which sometimes get too heavy as I grow the weaves larger, on the other hand it makes possible sculptural options.

Thanks to a large suitcase I come in at just under 50 lbs at the United Airline counter. Cheap way to schlep them from Hawaii to the midwest.

It is a lot of work to process but well worth it for their intense rich colors. I will wash and dry them to encourage shrinkage. Then tear them into one inch wide strips which are starched and ironed; ready for weaving and sewing.