Jean Carbon, textile artisan, fashion designer, traveller and teacher.

My passion is fabric; its history and origins, and the many ways it can be patterned, coloured and decorated to create garments or works of art. I use the ancient resist dying techniques of Shibori and clamped blocks to pattern sumptuous silk fabrics.

While this form of dyeing is very labour-intensive it allows me to be specific in where I pattern the fabric and how I then place the design into a garment or piece of art. Always happy to have visitors to my studio to either discuss the process, do a workshop ,try on a garment or purchase a gift.

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