Carolyn Cabena -
Devore velvet shawl, hand dyed in shibori technique on silk rayon velvetTransparent and opaque geometric devore is a resist technique where the print is removed with heat leaving the silk backing. This accentuates the variations of the animal effect of the dyes created by overdyeing with resist by arashi shibori
Size: 36cm x 220cm
Care: hand wash separately in mild detergent and cool water, rinse and dry in the shade. Iron gently on the wrong side with steam setting
My textiles are influenced by my love of fashion and learning many dyeing techniques over the years to apply to various silk and velvet fabrics to create colour, design and texture. The colour comes from applying dyes either by dipping, which gives me flat colour or using shibori methods of resist with blocks or stitching. The dye can also be printed which gives me the image or design aspect and comes from hand printing my unique designs from silk screens. Permanent texture is created by heat treating in a pressure cooker of handpleated silk or velvet.
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