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Ancient Dye Method Produces Contemporary Clothing

While most methods of fabric designs fascinate us, the Shibori method is the most captivating.  The Rickie Report recommends you see a true expert at her craft, Doshi. She  creates exquisite hand dyed clothing in original designs that range from contemporary to traditional. Gallery Five in Tequesta, always has her work available, but for a real treat, they are bringing in her newest designs, February 5-9th.  Make the trip and you will not be disappointed!


Gallery Five Presents

Doshi  Trunk Show

February 5 – 9th

Monday through Saturday

Hours: 10 – 5

On the Web: 24/7




Doshi2Doshi creates exquisite hand dyed clothing in original designs that range from contemporary to traditional.  Shibori, an ancient Japanese textile dyeing process, is the method she uses for her artistic expression.  The technique uses knotting, pleating, rolling, pressing or sewing during the dyeing process.  The resulting designs are the memories of the method used to resist the dye.



Doshi’s training is as a costume designer. In over 29 years of her career, she has created apparel for theatre, dance, television, ice skating, and theme parks. Doshi has received numerous awards including the Themed Entertainment Award for Excellence in costume design for Waterworld at Universal Studios Hollywood.  In 1999, Doshi took  these life experiences and began to create wearable art outside the theatrical arena.


Shibori, an ancient Japanese textile dyeing process, is the method she uses for her artistic expression. The technique involves knotting, pleating, rolling, folding or sewing different parts of a cloth to create a resisted area during the dyeing process. When the cloth is returned to its two-dimensional form, the design that emerges is the result of the three-dimensional shape. Color, the choosing and mixing of dyes, is an important and defining part of Doshi’s process. She works purely from instinct and intuition.


Doshi says, “My work in fiber arts reflects the constant changes I experience in my personal and spiritual life. I use my work to explore the forces of nature and the mysteries of the soul.”

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About Gallery Five:  After 25 seasons in Tequesta’s Gallery Square, they relocated in 2007 to a new venue — still in Tequesta, and only a half-block from US 1 instead of a half-mile. The boutique is now at 140 Bridge Road, just one short block south of Tequesta Drive. (If you drive down US 1, Bridge Road is where you’ll see the CVS Pharmacy and Texaco Service Station. Look for Gallery Five  four doors west of the Texaco Station.)



For the season, December-March, their showroom is open Monday through Saturday 10-5. For the rest of the year, they are open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 to 5, and at other times “when the spirit moves us.” Of course, they’ll be available by appointment. If you’re coming from out of town, we suggest that you call first (561-747-5555). You can always shop on-line 24/7 at

“We are proud of the success of Gallery Five and pleased that the gallery features work of more than 150 American artists from 40 states, with no imports (except for several wonderful Canadian artists). We invite you to visit the Gallery Five showroom to browse through our 62 drawers of jewelry and accessories and all the other custom-designed displays”.

You’re invited to browse through all the virtual drawers in this site to see the hand-crafted wonders by creative artists that Paula and Paul find as they travel around the U.S. in their search for fresh and original crafts.

Over the past 30 years, Gallery Five’s customers have learned to appreciate outstanding service. Their best advertising is satisfied customers.

If you have a certain flair, a spirit of adventure, a bit of flamboyance, an eye for good design, and a desire to look unique, we know you will love the fine crafts and wearable art collection at Gallery Five. – Paul and Paula Coben




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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420


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