Elin Noble

Dyer and Textile Installation Artist

Elin Noble Studio
88 Hatch Street

New Bedford, MA 02745



I work with itajime shibori, or clamp-resisted dyeing, a traditional Japanese dyeing process. It involves layering patterns by adding and subtracting color repeatedly, leaving marks and traces of what was there before. This method of dyeing allows me to juxtapose soft and hard edges, and play with the subtleties of color. In the dyeing process, shapes and shadows are left on the fabric creating an overall interaction of symmetry and asymmetry. Overall, I aim for subtle narrative spaces in my quilts and installations.