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Elenor Chipman

I am captivated by the idea of turning art into garments.  I began dyeing my own fabric about 25 years ago and though technically self taught I have attended classes Arrowment School of Art and a variety of workshops. It is my desire to combine art and practicality so that anyone can have in their closet a garment with color, flash and energy.

The garments often reflect an Asian influence. When I dye my silk, I use a Japanese method called Shibori which creates patterns by binding, stiching, folding or twisting the fabric before placing it in the dye. I also paint on silk using French dyes that are then steam set.  

I can never repeat the exact same design. Each piece is truly one-of-a-kind.  

Front view, Indigo dyed silk wrap
Back view, Indigo dyed silk wrap
Wearable art
Wearable art
Wearable art
Silk chiffon, Shibori method
Blue & White silk wrap
Wearable art
Infinity scarf, Silk chiffon
Wearable art
Reversible silk scarf
Black discharged silk scarf

Contact Information




Elenor Crystelle

202 N 2nd Street

Plattsburg, MO 64477


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