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Susan O. Fennell's "Oriba Shibori"

Raleigh, North Carolina On Etsy since 2006

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sfennell

Susan O. Fennell's "Oriba Shibori"

Raleigh, North Carolina | 138 Sales

Announcement    Welcome to 織り羽 (オリバー) 絞 Oriba Shibori.

My family name is 'Oliver' but is pronounced "Oribaa" in Japanese. 織る/"oru" is the verb 'to weave', referencing weavers in my neighborhood in Kagoshima, Japan. 羽/"ba" means 'wing' alluding to an old folktale "The Crane Weaver."

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Last updated on Apr 4, 2016

Welcome to 織り羽 (オリバー) 絞 Oriba Shibori.

My family name is 'Oliver' but is pronounced "Oribaa" in Japanese. 織る/"oru" is the verb 'to weave', referencing weavers in my neighborhood in Kagoshima, Japan. 羽/"ba" means 'wing' alluding to an old folktale "The Crane Weaver."

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About sfennell

Sales 138
On Etsy since 2006

Two Cultures

An early immersion in a culture and time where daily work and creating was “by hand” only, made a deep impression in my formative years spent in Japan. I lived in Kagoshima in southern Kyushu, later moving to Kyoto and Tokyo.

In the daily as well as in travel, I was exposed to rice farmers, day laborers and craftspeople like potters, carpenters, dyers and weavers. From them and other influences, I not only developed a work ethic, but also a strong desire to be a “maker" - one who works by hand.

Since, I've studied art at the Maryland Institute College of Art (Baltimore), Meredith College (Raleigh) and taught Japanese language in the NC public schools.

I've been privileged to dye jeans for Raleigh Denim Workshop and give workshops at Meredith College, the Gregg Museum of Art and Design and the NC Museum of Art. I've taught youth at Artspace (Raleigh) and also teach at Pullen Arts Center (Raleigh).

Exploring indigo and shibori is where I ultimately find authenticity, as it helps to reconcile aspects of these two seemingly opposite cultures.

Currently, I continue with explorations in my home studio and garden, look after my terriers, teach and sell my pieces here.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 18, 2014

Accepted payment methods

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  • Money Order
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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 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)
Returns and exchange details
If the item purchased is lost in transit (heaven help us!), of course, you will receive a refund. If for any reason, an item is not satisfactory, arrives damaged, is not the correct size to suit...or a different aspect...please don't hesitate to contact me.
Payment
Payment is by terms specified with each item. Etsy also offers its own options. If there are any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
Shipping
When shipping, I usually use USPS and do my utmost to mail out the first work day after the order has been submitted. Priority mailing is also my preference. I insure and receive shipping confirmation. Once items have been shipped I contact the buyer so that he/she will know when delivery is anticipated. If there are any questions at all about mailing or have specific requests, please don't hesitate to contact me.