Announcement   Refresh your home with colorful shibori-dyed pillows on silky soft cotton.


Last updated on Aug 4, 2018

Refresh your home with colorful shibori-dyed pillows on silky soft cotton.


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Lead a color-full life....

I call this company Vive Handmade for a reason. Vive is about life and celebration and my fabrics are created to inspire and evoke that - joyous life!

From a young age I’ve been moved by the ability of color to impact and vivify our lives. The process of working with fiber reactive dyes on natural fabrics is very improvisational and alive. The fiber and dye molecules meet in a spontaneous dance and colors emerge, merge and blend in exciting, serendipitous ways creating delightful surprises. I like the experience of being a "co-creator" as I work to apply intentional craft processes like shibori to this organic alchemy of dye meeting cloth. I think that items produced in this way have an energy that has a positive influence on our lives. And I hope to be a part of adding color and beauty to your world!

This collection utilizes shibori dyeing techniques; fabric is folded, clamped and dyed in small batches, colors are individually mixed and applied separately. Each pillow in this shibori collection is unique and numbered and one-of-a-kind. The highest quality natural fabrics and only non-toxic, water based dyes are used. Take a chance, delight yourself with color and choose several pillows in unexpected combinations. Have fun!

All items are created in my studio in Long Island City in a vibrant artists building filled with other artists and artisans. Check out my web site for news on upcoming shows, events and Open Studios. Long Island City is a hub of creativity these days with many artists, galleries, and new shops and cafes.

Pillows currently in the shop were inspired by my recent show at The Local NY hotel and hostel in Long Island City (photos here). I created pillows in an array of sunlit hues to turn their ottoman lounge room into an oasis of color and relaxation for their guests and visitors. Each morning the staff arranges the pillows by color family and the guests seem to enjoy mixing it up and creating their own special combinations to lounge on. I’m constantly delighted to watch how people play in the environment and the groupings of pillows they choose: turquoise and orange? citrus green and orchid? Why not? Enjoy!

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    Artist, maker and owner of Vive Handmade

Shop policies

Last updated on August 11, 2014
Each pillow is individually hand dyed using non-toxic fiber reactive dyes applied to natural fabric, mostly cotton. Hand washing with mild soap in cool water and line drying is recommended.

Listings are for pillow covers only. Pillow inserts are available for an extra cost, please contact me for pricing and shipping cost information if you would like the matching insert.

Other home accessories, wearables and yardage will be available soon, as well as new pillow collections!

All artwork is Copyright ©2012 Vive Handmade

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Returns and exchanges
Please follow the care instructions that come with your order. Slight "irregularities" and textural surface qualities are not defects but are a part of the artistic process used to create these pillows. I make every effort to make and deliver goods of the highest quality. I will refund the purchase price of an item (excluding shipping costs) if you are unhappy with it for ANY reason. I must be notified within 3 days of you receiving your item in order to initiate your refund. Return shipping is your responsibility and the item must be returned in original condition. Any returned item must be returned in the original packaging or similar (a sturdy shipping box with internal padding). It is recommended that you return the item with a tracking number; the seller is not responsible for lost items.
Please note: All custom items are final sale and not returnable.
Please pay via Paypal, Credit Card or Etsy Gift Card within two days of placing your order. If you pay with an echeck your product will be mailed once the payment has cleared.
Shipping is USPS or UPS and items will be sent within 3-5 business days of receipt of payment. Please contact me if you would like to add insurance or delivery confirmation. I am not responsible for lost items.
Please contact me for shipping costs outside the U.S.