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Carolyn Cabena -



Devore velvet shawl, hand dyed in shibori technique on silk rayon velvet 

Transparent 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

Price: $220

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


About Carolyn

 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.

These methods give me infinite variety with my inspiration coming from my immediate surrounds, and travels in Australia and overseas.

You can see more of Carolyn's work here


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