I am a designer of couture art wear garments and Textiles. All of my works, which range from intricate coats to smaller accessories, are original pieces utilizing silk from kimono and obi as the primary fabric.
I moved into surface design after receiving an individual artist grant. I began to study hand dyeing and discharge (removal of color) in the traditional Japanese techniques of Shibori.
I approach all my pieces the same: there is a theme, an emotion, or an idea that I am trying to convey through textures, color, and details. If I can't find the perfect fabric to make an image in my mind materialize into Wearable form, I will make it!
I teach sewing and surface design locally and nationally and have been a selected published artist in Fiber Arts Design Book Six.
When not sewing, knitting, hand beading, or dyeing, I love to be out in nature, gardening, hiking, and riding my bike with my spouse, and being inspired by the views from our home's deck, hanging out with our mini Aussie Ed, and cat, Toby.
First Friday Information:
Caryne Mount will demonstrate Shibori dyeing during First Friday Stroll, June 2nd, from 5 – 8 pm. Caryne will create small fabric samples to show visitors how to create different patterns using the Shibori technique.