Pattern Occurring 101 - Marbling

The origin and development of marbling was practiced in Japan as early as the 12th century. The first forms of japanese marbling were called suminagashi, or ink floating. delicate, swirled patterns were produced on paper when colors of ink were floated on the surface of the water. The artist would drop circles of black and indigo blue ink into the water, then blow on the surface of the water to produce smoke-like patterns. 

 

I have produced several marbled fabrics and leathers throughout my career. Each stunning and unique.  After which i have scanned, cleaned and repeated to produce a commercially viable product. I am defiantly an advocate for truth to materials. Liquify in photoshop just doesn't give the same delicate results. 

Vintage Marbled Dress

Vintage Marbled Dress

Marbled Stool Lola Lely

Marbled Stool Lola Lely

Ilana Kohn

Ilana Kohn

Adidas by Stella McCartney

Adidas by Stella McCartney