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Shibori “Birds” lampshade in indigo blue

by Romor Designs

£75.00£135.00

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The “Birds” lampshade has been inspired by the flight of a flock of birds as they leave the ground on a summer’s day.

This blue and white Shibori “Birds” lampshade is a one-off design recently launched at MADE London by Romor Designs. It is handmade using pure white Irish linen sourced from independent fabric shops in London that has been bound and twisted using the traditional technique of hitta binding and then dyed using Mayan indigo.

As with all my handmade fabrics, this is a one of a kind piece, no-one else will have one that is exactly the same. * Please note: Due to the handmade nature of this item the exact pattern and colour you receive will be similar to but not exactly the same as the one you see featured. The pattern is achieved by trapping beads in the fabric, twisting it tightly and then binding the twisted fabric to form shapes resembling birds in flight.

Perfect in the lounge, bedroom or anywhere else you need a beautiful handmade lamp to illuminate your home. Shibori is a slow craft and all my pieces require a number of processes such as stitching, binding or clamping, as well as dyeing using indigo and other natural dyes before being assembled into a lovely lampshade.

Each shade is carefully handmade, using professional materials that have been specially manufactured for lampshades and has had many treatments. * Fire resistant * Safety tested * Anti-Static * Anti-Yellowing. The frame is made from top quality heavy gauge wire. SAFETY The lampshade panel been tested in the Lighting Association Laboratories and has passed the glow wire test which is The British Standard for Luminaries. The fabrics used become fire resistant upon adhesion to the panels. The lampshade will fit the standard bayonet cap (BC) lamp holder for a lamp base or ceiling pendant. This is the most common type of lamp fitting in the UK today. It can also be used with Edison Screw (E27) lamp holders, most common in Europe. The use of low energy bulbs is recommended. They use less energy and are cool to the touch, avoiding the problem of scorching shades and ceilings.

This is available in 3 sizes Small: 20cm x 18cm Medium: 30cm x 22cm Large: 40cm x 25cm

Pure white Irish linen or vintage French linen

Material

Linen

Size

Large, Medium, Small

Size Guide

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Romor Designs

Textile Designer

London based Rob learnt his craft on many short courses at West Dean college near Chichester and from studying Shibori and indigo dyeing in the autumn of 2014 with Canadian ex-pat and indigo master, Bryan Whitehead at his stunning mountain home in Fujino, just outside Tokyo. He became a full-time textiles designer in September 2015. Rob works at his studio underneath a railway arch at the back of Broadway Market in Hackney combining traditional Japanese Shibori and other resist dyeing techniques with indigo and natural dyes. He is a firm believer in mindfulness, savouring each moment that we have and actually taking in the world around us, being present and enjoying life and starting each day with a mindfulness meditation to get him in the right frame of mind for leading a creative and productive life.

Shibori itself is a slow craft, often with many hours of stitching, binding, clamping and pole-dyeing followed by more hours at the indigo vat or mordanting, dyeing and over-dyeing fabric to be transformed into lampshades, throws, cushions, table runners, napkins, scarves and other textiles. Rob has recently been part of MADE London and a pop up shop and exhibition 'Colour Saturation' at Craft Central in Clerkenwell.

I am passionate about Japan and slow craft. Historically the Japanese have made no distinction between art and craft, with the choice of materials and processes used being just as important as the end result. They also embrace the idea of 'wabi sabi' reflecting freshness and quietness with beauty and serenity and stating that nothing is ever perfect and that's a good thing in my mind. Excellence and beauty don't have to be perfect. This approach matters a lot to me as many of the hand crafted items I make are subject to randomness: the tightness of the stitches used, the variations in the strength of the dye and the type of water used can all contribute to interesting effects. This often leads to unexpectedly beautiful variations on the planned result. This makes every piece unique, a one-off, an important aspect of what I believe in.

I am often influenced by nature, particularly movement, in water, in clouds and in the forms that plants and trees take and in the contours and language of rocks and stones. Many traditional Japanese shibori techniques reflect nature and are named after things from nature such as 'Kumo', spiderweb, 'Yanagi', willow, and 'Karamatsu', larch. I like to take these techniques and modify them to product original patterns and forms.

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