Shibang at Home

My new line of wall pieces is officially ready to launch. I made a few of various sizes and colours which are now stretched onto canvas and ready for the wall.

To me these wall pieces shout summer because they’re fresh and add a shot of colour that is right in season. I took some photos of the pieces unframed as well as in a white floating frame. Today when I took went looking for frames I was happy to find the perfect one that compliments the piece by keeping it contemporary.

I have plenty of other ideas of more pieces to make and how I’d like to photograph them. Once I’ve got it all ready then I’ll set up a photo shoot and commit to all of the holes I plan to put in the walls.

One more thing that I wanted to share was the piece below. This is a giclee of a photograph that I took 7 years ago when I was in my first year of college and had a passion for photography.

My interest was in flowers (big surprise) and I developed a technique using my dad’s old SLR camera to take extreme macro shots that gave the photos a painterly look. In my second year of college when I decided to start a textile arts program my intention was to make interpretations of my photos with fabric.

Now here I am, quite a few years later, going full circle and making large floral pieces for the wall. Over the weekend I’m going to look for some of the photos I have taken so that I can share them because they have definitely had an influence in my work.

Spring Collection Preview

I’ve just completed two new styles for my spring collection. Both styles are easy to wear and combine the delicateness of spring florals with the sharp edge of black detailing.

The wristlet has been updated with a rounder shape and riveted reclaimed leather strap.

For the purse, the fabric is screen-printed and punctuated with one large blossom. The hardware echos the wristlet with rivets anchoring the tough leather strap to the bag.

These styles will be available in Toronto at the One of a Kind Spring Show and in Shibang’s new online shop.

Updated Shapes

Last week I started working on updated shapes for coin purses and pencil cases. The coin purses are now larger and the pencil cases are longer, leaner and with a round shape to match the coin purses. Now there will be more selection available in little bags to suit every need.

These updated styles will become a part of my bridal line that will be online soon.

Original Coin Purse & New Style