slowstitchstudio

Artisan-made naturally dyed one-of-a-kind textiles.

Chiang Mai, Thailand · 58 Sales

slowstitchstudio

Artisan-made naturally dyed one-of-a-kind textiles.

Chiang Mai, Thailand 58 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
(10)

Announcement   Welcome to Slowstitch Studio. Interior goods, fashion accessories and unique textiles handcrafted using botanical fibres, natural colours and a blend of traditional and contemporary dyeing techniques. All work is handmade at our studio overlooking the beautiful mountains of Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand.

We are Serge and Ann and we founded Slowstitch Studio to share our passion for creating one-of-a-kind textiles that embody our commitment to sustainable practices and the valuing of attention to detail. The colours you see on our works are extracted from various leaves, fruits, barks and other botanical sources. Each piece is individually hand-dyed at our studio and the distinctive nature of our stitch-resist methods ensures that every textile is entirely unique.

Working on a special project or have a custom design in mind? Feel free to send us a message and let's see how we can help each other :)

If you're interested in finding more about our process you can visit our website here: www.slowstitchstudio.com

Follow us on our social media for updates, promotions and sneak peeks of new works in progress.

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Last updated on Jun 23, 2018

Welcome to Slowstitch Studio. Interior goods, fashion accessories and unique textiles handcrafted using botanical fibres, natural colours and a blend of traditional and contemporary dyeing techniques. All work is handmade at our studio overlooking the beautiful mountains of Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand.

We are Serge and Ann and we founded Slowstitch Studio to share our passion for creating one-of-a-kind textiles that embody our commitment to sustainable practices and the valuing of attention to detail. The colours you see on our works are extracted from various leaves, fruits, barks and other botanical sources. Each piece is individually hand-dyed at our studio and the distinctive nature of our stitch-resist methods ensures that every textile is entirely unique.

Working on a special project or have a custom design in mind? Feel free to send us a message and let's see how we can help each other :)

If you're interested in finding more about our process you can visit our website here: www.slowstitchstudio.com

Follow us on our social media for updates, promotions and sneak peeks of new works in progress.

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/slowstitchstudio
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/slowstitchstudio

Thank you for visiting!

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New linen shibori pillow! The fabric on this one is a gorgeous unbleached beige linen that has been set against dark blue indigo pattern created by stitching and tightly tying the fabric to reserve and protect it from the dye.

About

We are Serge and Ann – two textile artists exploring the possibilities of expression through cloth and colour.

Serg was born in Siberia and fell into the world of textiles and handicrafts by chance when he was wandering lost in rural Japan several years ago. There, in a parking lot, he met and later befriended a craftsman who had been living in the nearby mountains for over 20 years, raising silkworms and growing indigo. This man became his teacher and Serg instantly found working with his hands to be addicting and particularly soothing to the mind. His other passion is regenerative agriculture and sustainable living systems. He now spends most of his time in Northern Thailand where he continues to build on his textile knowledge and works on a small plot of land to establish his first edible forest garden which will integrate edibles together with plants that can be harvested for their use in textile work. In this way he works to use his knowledge of visual pattern creation on cloth to foster regenerative patterns of behaviour and interaction with our immediate environment.

Ann is from Thailand and has always had the passion for arts, crafts and design. She went to London to pursue her college education in design and was introduced to textile design during her foundation year. She found herself becoming quite obsessed with creating textures, colours and surface details and decided to continue into a 3-year bachelor degree course in Textile Design with specialisation in weaving. After graduation she returned Bangkok and worked as a textile designer for an interior decoration company for two years. While computer aided design was enjoyable in its own way Ann felt a need to come back to the full sensory and emotional experience of physically creating cloth with her own hands. She decided to quit her job and flew to Japan to study indigo dyeing and traditional Japanese textiles. In Japan she found a major inspiration in natural dyeing as well as sustainable ways of living and creating arts and crafts. It was there that she and Serg met while studying under the same craftsman.

At Slowstitch Studio we work with natural materials to craft textile accessories, clothing and interior goods. Our process is deeply influenced by our love for indigo, botanical dyes, traditional Japanese dyeing techniques and the beauty of creating things with hands, time and soul.

When possible we source hand-spun hand-woven materials which, after undergoing the inherently unpredictable process of natural dyeing, result in every piece being different and possessing a depth of character unique to itself. All fabrics are hand-dyed by us in our studio unless stated otherwise.

All of the colours used in our dyeing process are extracted from botanical sources and our non-toxic methods result in minimal environmental impact.

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  • Ann

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Hi! I'm Ann, the founder of Slowstitch Studio. On a regular day I can be found doing any number of things, from dyeing the fabrics to photographing products and selling at various fairs. If you have any questions I'm happy to answer them!

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