IRO DORI 彩
MIKI KAWAMURA Exhibition
8 Te Ara Tahuhu, Britomart,Auckland,NewZealand OPEN 11:00-5:00 Tue-Sun CLOSE Monday
“IRO DORI とは色彩のこと。
IRO DORI 彩
MIKI KAWAMURA @kawamuramiki_official
at Wonder Journal
IRO DIRI mean is the colors.
It’s like wabi wabi expression in Japanese.
Miki creates her artwork inspired by the colors found in Japan’s nature.
The four seasons in Japan overflow with beauty – the colors, scents, flavors, sounds, and textures of nature. Cherishing the senses nurtured in the bountiful natural environment, Miki select colors and weave bags together with the air.
She started knitting bags with fabric yarn 12 years ago.
As she became more and more obsessed with knitting, she wanted to create something that no one else had done before.
That’s when she discovered torn knitting.
Saki-knitting starts with tearing the cloth to make a string-like thread.
It takes a lot of time and effort, but when it’s done, you will see beautiful unique texture.
Miki says the most important thing in creating a piece of clothing is to make it beautiful.
In torn knitting, the tearing process is important as it is what makes it beautiful.
Each strand is torn by hand and then each scrap of thread is carefully removed from the strand to make a ball of thread.
When balling up the yarn, roll it up tightly as if you were ironing it.
No matter how carefully you knit, if the yarn is not prepared. It won’t turn out beautifully.
By carefully and perfectly preparing to knit a bag
A beautiful “one-of-a-kind” bag is born.