Creative Design: Professional

Indigo Lantern

  • Eunyoung Yang (Meredith College)


The purpose of IndigoLantern is to synchronize the cultural design components through construction techniques and to highlight sustainable practices used to create a modern look. This project explores the use of the family heirloom hemp that was domestically harvested, processed, and woven as the female member of a rural family who practiced domestic weaving 80years ago. The fabric had imperfections in regularity in the weaving, and the fabric was deteriorated from aging and insect damage. To retrieve usable pieces, jogakbo, Korean patchwork technique was the rational choice to give life to these fabrics. Indigo was used to dye the hemp. The dress creates rhythmic characteristics with the structural patchwork through flat-felled seams fashioning a 3-D lantern shape and contributes to the expression of a sense of emphasis, harmony, and unity in the final design. 

Keywords: Surface design

How to Cite:

Yang, E., (2019) “Indigo Lantern”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 76(1). doi:

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Published on
15 Dec 2019