Annabel stitches and gathers the fabric to create her patterns. This is called Shibori, a Japanese term for shaping, stitching, binding and folding fabrics before dyeing. Other cultures have used this way of decorating textiles but the Japanese developed it to a high art with many inventive ways of manipulating the fabric.
Traditionally the shibori worked fabrics would be dyed with indigo because indigo seeps into the fabric during the process producing subtle and unexpected results. Annabel uses other natural plant dyes, enabling her to produce a large range of beautiful colours.
Specific motifs and designs in the different colourways are available. Hand-made and finished, each panel is individual and unique. Commissions for site-specific hangings, curtains and panels are most welcome
Bring the countryside into your home, cut out the stresses of everyday life with these images of relaxing plants and natural landscape. Discover an innovative piece of artwork to create a focal point in your home. They are available in a wide range of shades to match your colour scheme.
To help you sleep place one of Annabel’s special hangings over your bed head, light, soft and luxurious.
Annabel’s textiles are made from cotton, silk, wool or linen fabrics, patterned and dyed using traditional methods. Most of her hangings, curtains and panels are decorated using shibori techniques, plus simple block printing and then dyed with indigo and plant dyes. The finishing is all done by hand and they are then often embellished with vintage or hand made buttons.