Rob learnt Japanese textiles techniques at West Dean college and in Japan under the tutelage of internationally acclaimed indigo dyer and Japanese Textiles guru, Bryan Whitehead. Rob’s works spans many Japanese textiles crafts including Shibori resist dyeing, Katagami stencilling, Sashiko and Kogin embroidery and Boro mending. He works mainly with indigo and natural plant dyes.
GALLERY OF WORK
Romor Designs Ne maki indigo dyed shibori cushion :
Dyed with Japanese indigo on soft cotton, the pattern band on this cushion is called "Ne maki' or wrapped beads.
Romor Designs thin kimono silk scarves :
Sourced in Tokyo from vintage and antique textiles shops, these thin kimono silk scarves come in a variety of prints and colours and some are Shibori pieces using the traditional "Kanoko" or fawn dots made with shibori binding.
Romor Designs Indigo shibori lampshades collection :
The indigo collection lampshades are made from shirting cotton and vintage linen. The patterns are stiched/and or marbled and dyed with Japanese indigo. Lampshades come in four sizes and can be hung or mounted on a base.
Romor Designs Shibori and Katagami stencilled lavender eye pillows :
Dyed with Japanese indigo and filled with finest quality French lavender from Provence, these eye pillows are patterned with a variety of Shibori and Katagami stencilled designs.
Romor Designs Kogin diamond patterns framed print :
Detail of a framed print of an original Kogin counted thread stitched artwork, this is new work. Kogin is from Aomori prefecture in the Northern part of Honshi island. The design uses many coloured Kogin and embroidery threads and is hand stitched, taking over 70 hours to complete.
Romor Designs indigo dyed shibori beach bags :
These crossbody bags have been dyed with Japanese indigo. The four designs, left to right are "Bai', seashell, "Ne Maki", wrapped beads, "Bomaki" marbling and "Kumo", spiderweb.
Romor Designs Mokume shibori indigo dyed cotton scarf :
Stitched on the finest Baptiste cotton, the pattern bands on this indigo dyed shibori scarf are called "Mokume" or woodgrain. Each band is comprised of 3 closely stitched lines. The piece takes over 6 hours to hand sew and there are 20 band, 10 at each end of the scarf.
Romor Designs indigo dyed teatowel :
Ever popular these Shibori indigo dyed teatowels are made from heavy duty cotton and dyed with indigo.