Sunday, March 3, 2013

Folk Fibers

Hello all!  I wanted to share with you an artist/craftsperson who I find really inspiring.  Maura Grace Ambrose, owner of Folk Fibers, creates some of the most beautiful quilts I have seen!  She grows, harvests, and forages for natural dyes and uses a combination of hand-dyed fabric, vintage fabric, and new materials.

Her quilts are simply and beautifully made and would be the perfect addition to any home.  Check out her website and see for yourself!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Beginnings of a Headboard

These are some process photos from a piece we are currently working on.  The technique we are using is Shibori, which is a Japanese tie-dye technique.  The fabric is silk, and we are wrapping beans in tight bunches in the fabric.  There areas where the fabric is tied will act as a resist when we dye the fabric, so the result should be white circles in a rough grid.

After dying the fabric, we plan to cut out the circles find some type of surface to attach them to.  The finished piece will be 5' x 5' and is going to be placed on a wall to mimic the headboard of the bed.

This project is for a client who is re-doing her bedroom.  One of the major design motifs in her room is circles, so the dye-resisted circles in this piece will reference her aesthetic.  We will also base the dyed color(to be determined) off of her room as well.  Jillian is currently working with our customer to update the sketch for this piece..we are so excited to finalize a few more elements and see the results!

Hello blog world!

Welcome to PinPin Studio's Blog!  We are so glad you found us!  Look here to find info on our current projects, any events we might be hosting, links to our featured artists, as well as anything we find creative and inspiring.

A little about us...I (Lynsey Gwilliam) opened PinPin Studios in July 2012 and it has been a dream of mine for a very long time.  My background is in textiles and I love exploring new materials and learning new techniques for making things.  This business expanded out of my love for “nesting”.  Whenever I move somewhere new, I have this crazy need to design the layout, arrange the furniture, and decorate until everything is perfect and in its place.

I started to get bored of my house and I did not feel inspired by my space.  I began using any and all materials I found to design site-specific wall installations in my home.  After literally running out of walls, I decided I wanted to share this experience with others.  I, along with my head designer Jillian Zoltner, would love to talk to you to design and build something that will make you “re-love your space!"

Thank you for following, I look forward to your comments and feedback!