SuzanneBatesTextiles

Fine Fashion Accessories, Hand Dyed, Woven Fiber Art

Charleston, South Carolina 313 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars (80)

SuzanneBatesTextiles

Fine Fashion Accessories, Hand Dyed, Woven Fiber Art

Charleston, South Carolina | 313 Sales

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Announcement    Silk scarves and evening wraps for your most special occasions. Handmade scarves hand dyed using Japanese Shibori, and handwoven wraps using natural sustainable fibers in silk, alpaca, and merino wool. Created in my Charleston studio by the sea. Visit http://www.suzannebatestextiles.com for additional work.

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Last updated on Nov 12, 2019

Silk scarves and evening wraps for your most special occasions. Handmade scarves hand dyed using Japanese Shibori, and handwoven wraps using natural sustainable fibers in silk, alpaca, and merino wool. Created in my Charleston studio by the sea. Visit http://www.suzannebatestextiles.com for additional work.

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Posting new hand dyed scarves in my Etsy shop. A lovely yellow gold shibori on natural silk. It’s great to get back into the dye pot!

About SuzanneBatesTextiles

Sales 313
On Etsy since 2012

simple pleasures

I make simple everyday textiles for people who want to touch cloth.

Cloth that is made by hand, used, touched, loved, passed down, and gifted, has a soul.

Using handwoven cloth in your home makes the most mundane tasks (like drying dishes for example), so much more enjoyable. I love to bake bread, and I can tell you without a doubt, there is nothing more lovely than wrapping a fresh from the oven loaf of bread in a handwoven towel. It's a beautiful thing!

​So how did I get started weaving?

I just needed a break from the digital world. In my professional career, I am a graphic designer and have been working on a computer designing marketing materials for over 25 years. But, we all need our form of meditation, and for me it became playing around with hand dyeing silk and wool fabrics. First with wax batik, and then learning Japanese Shibori, a form of shape resist dyeing. The techniques are vast, an endless exploration of pattern on various types of silk fabric. And mixing dyes...well as you stir the boiling cauldron of color, it is something like a "fun" form of chemistry class, but with a much less predictable outcome. 

...and weaving?

So at some point I said to myself (and my hugely supportive husband), "I need to weave my own cloth, because I'm tired of buying silk and wool fabric from far away places".  So I bought a 2 shaft floor loom to learn free-style weaving. With only 2 shafts, the weaver isn't bogged down with the complicated task of threading and weaving complex weave structures. It was a good beginning and great for self-teaching. 

A time for discovery, more self-teaching, and weaving! 

A second Swedish floor loom with 8 shafts, and my textile journey has come full circle. I can now dye my own yarns (I see a dye garden in my future), as well as weave my own cloth . What a glorious feeling of self-sufficiency! My small coastal Charleston studio sits in the middle of 70 acres of maritime forest and I'm constantly inspired to explore the beauty of nature around me and to bring a part of that natural world into my home through weaving. Earthen hues, hand dyed yarns, natural fibers like cotton, bamboo, wool, and silk are all apart of my palette. Whether I'm creating a pretty scarf for a special occasion, a pillow to curl up with, or a warm lap throw, my goal is to make things that will ultimately bring simple joy to the people who use them. And yes, spend my time making cloth that has soul. 

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  • Suzanne Bates

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photographer

    Hi, I am Suzanne Bates, a fabric artist and graphic designer who is hand dyeing, printing, and weaving my way through the world of handmade textiles, trying new techniques, and searching for inventive ways to create pattern on fabric.

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Last updated on July 19, 2018
Welcome to Suzanne bates Textiles. Thank you so much for visiting my shop, featuring hand dyed and one-of-a-kind shibori patterned scarves.

My scarf patterns are created using the Japanese Shibori shaped-resist process, batik, and block printing. This involves wrapped, folded, and tied, and in some cases, the creation of wood shapes which are clamped onto the fabric before it is immersed into the dye bath. The resulting soft diffused edges give the patterns a very natural organic repetition, something that can’t be duplicated with hard-edge screen printing or computer generated art. Please expect and celebrate the nuances these dyeing processes create.

Please contact me with any questions you may have. I would love to hear from you.
I welcome the opportunity for custom orders. Please convo me to discuss.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
I take great care and pride in every item I make. I offer a five (5) day exchange/return guarantee. Buyer is responsible for return postage.

Please convo me within 3-5 days of receipt before returning the item for exchange or return. Item must be unused and shipped back to me with original protective interior packaging. I am a one-woman show creating one-of-a-kind work, I take great effort to pack and ship my work. A 20% restocking fee will be applied to any return.

All custom orders are final sale.

Much Thanks.
Payment
I accept paypal, and now, credit cards!
Shipping
My orders ship via USPS Priority Mail with tracking and delivery confirmation included. Please see individual listings for pricing.

International orders ship via First Class Mail or Priority Mail to provide faster service, tracking, and insurance. Please see individual listings for pricing. Shipping fees do not include any customs fees, VAT fees, Royal Mail, etc. charged by your country. Please be aware that the buyer is responsible for any additional charges that may be incurred from their country for customs fees, import taxes, etc.

The following website may be helpful in calculating whether your country may charge you additional fees at customs.

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Additional policies and FAQs
Please email me to request information on wholesale. I can not do consignment.