AMACATA

 it’s a manifestation of your senses

WITH MY CREATIONS, I BRING TO YOU: Images that evoke the soul. Colors, textures, and materials derived from nature. Handmade bijouterie lovingly created with focus on sustainability to foster introspection. Designed and crafted in Canada.

The Art of Shibori

Shibori refers to the traditional Japanese method of securing manipulated shapes into textile.  The intention is to create varying texture or if dyed, a pattern in the textile.  In Japanese, the verb root word shiboru, means “to wring, squeeze, press”. The art entails manipulation of shapes into the textile by means of stitching, folding, twisting, plaiting, compressing, crumpling, or capping, and then secured in manners such as binding and knotting (such as in the English term “tie-dye”, referring to only one of these methods).  That said, there are different methods of shibori and each technique is given its own name. Read more ∴

Dyes and Materials

I use materials such as wood, shell, semi-precious stones, seeds, nuts, glass, metal, horn, bone, silk, cotton, and wool.  In addition to finding an aesthetically pleasing match of materials, I often keep in mind the healing properties of stones.  With my product, I assure you quality and compassion! A special note about my textile creations:  Not only are they lovingly made from natural fibers, but the dyes used to provide the colorful radiance are also 100% natural.  I strive for an organic essence in my product, incorporating the use of natural materials for the following reasons: Read more ∴

Mission Statement

To raise awareness towards the instinctive bond that human can have with nature

and culture by adorning a beautiful handcrafted accessory, lovingly

made with artistic integrity,quality, and respect for the environment.

Hand Dyed Silk Sjawls

All silk shawls have been hand-dyed with natural dyes. Some patterns have been created with a technique called Shibori. Natural dyes in my palette include: madder, cochineal, quebracho, logwood, onion skin, walnut hull, and indigo. Working properly with natural dyes is a process that takes much careful planning and time. It’s a process that can become very rewarding with the understanding that one is creating something beautiful and meaningful. I enjoy the process of working with natural dyes on textiles very much!