Elaine Luther

Elaine Luther

Artist, Writer

Welcome, I’m Elaine.

I make art, write about art and run a tiny art gallery.  Find out more about me.

See the Solo Show: Ghost Prints & Shadow Work

Solar Fast Printed Hankies by Elaine Luther Copyright Elaine Luther 2022

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New Online Shop!

  I'm delighted to announce that my new online shop is open! It's cleaner, better organized, and easier to shop than our old one! Check it out by clicking the SHOP button in the upper right. So far I've added all of our stickers - I'm really into women's history...

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Shibori – Now with More Beans!

All over the world, where people dye with indigo, they tend to take a small round object, put it in the fabric, gather it up, and tie it. The object could be a bean, a cowrie shell, a seed. Here I've used dried black beans and tiny rubber bands. I took the supplies...

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New Classes this Fall: Shibori Dyeing & Cyanotype

This fall I'll be teaching both Shibori Dyeing - Japanese style tying, clamping and wrapping, which will dye with the Procion color "indigo" which has been formulated to mimic the plant dye indigo.  It has all the right undertone colors.  It is a bit brighter than...

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The Collagists in the Archives

Above is the collage I made using an element from the archive and library at the Henry Sheldon Museum in Middlebury, Vermont. How did I get the chance to do such a cool thing? It was through a virtual residency with the Kolaj Institute. Through a combination of group...

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Virtual Residencies are the Best!

If you're a long time reader, you know I've been writing about residencies for years, pining to go on one, but my kids were too little, coming up with alternatives... In October 2021, I went on an independent residency at the Grand Marais Art Colony in Grand Marais,...

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