January 11, 2011

Beautiful wearables by Younger Knits

Author: Cathy Lynn

shibori knit sweater

Rebekah Younger, Younger Knits

Art to Wear at Gallery Five

Trunk Show – Jan. 11-15, 2011
Meet the Artist on Saturday, Noon-4

Currently showing at the Gallery Five Showroom in Tequesta, Florida, a beautiful, colorful collection of over 50 hand-loomed knit wearables: sweaters, jackets, tunics, shawls, and scarves.

shibori knit sweater

Using hand-loomed knits as my canvas, I move beyond the confines of the knitted stitch. Dyeing or discharging freehand, in gradation or with shibori techniques, I often develop my own methods for dyeing knits by adapting processes designed for woven fabric. Color is what inspires and thrills me about the work. I play with it in sheer layers, in subtle gradations or with bold and fluid markings across the surface of the fabric.

I make sure that the garment is more than just a joy to behold, but also a sensual pleasure to wear. I work only with natural fibers and simple clean forms to create garments that have grace, femininity and feel luxurious. It is very important to me that the garment, though a unique statement, also become a staple of the wearer’s wardrobe. I believe wearable art should be true to its name and be truly wearable.

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