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Shibori
 
Contemporary | Craft | Mixed Media | Traditional Japanese Art | Traditional Japanese Craft | Visual Art   (NSW)
 

Based in Sydney’s Inner West textile artists Pepa Martin and Karen Davis, who trade under the name “Shibori”, create hand dyed textiles using the ancient Japanese art of Shibori in a contemporary fashion.

Using years of training in design they collaborate with interior designers, architects and stylists to create functional art pieces that make a space truly unique.

“Our passion comes from our love of colour and seeing other arts’ interpretations of this medium.”

With this in mind they have created a range of boutique fabric dyes called “Dye Da Vida” (dye gives life) which has cultivated a new generation of free thinking crafters.

They are publishing a book in April 2012 “Shibori Recreated: Shibori in the 21st Century” which celebrates a collection of recognised artisans worldwide, who create Shibori in its various forms.

Pepa and Karen hope to inspire others to explore the fun that is Shibori.

 
   
  Portrait: Pepa Martin and Karen Davis
 
 
Website: http://www.shibori.com.au/
Email: pepa@shibori.com.au
Phone: 02 8090 4153