Karen and Pepa Shibori

Using a Japanese dyeing technique that involves folding, twisting, bunching and binding cloth before dyeing it in indigo, Shibori duo Pepa Martin and Karen Davis have joined the Materialised family.

Shibori designs are youthful, with a classic edge – and we are thrilled to bring you their new collection, The Place of Zen.

What exactly is this ancient art form, and how does it translate to digital print? Read the whole story over on the blog or take a look behind the scenes when we visited Karen and Pepa at their studio in Stanmore, Sydney with our videos below.

Part 1 – Karen shows us her favourite design from their first collection and demonstrates the Shibori technique.
Part 2 – Pepa talks us through the beauty of Shibori and what makes this collection so special.

The Place of Zen

Fabric & Wall Covering

Shibori and Materialised transport you to The Place of Zen. A poetic collection of prints invoking creativity, nature’s architecture and sculptural form. This collection is made up of 9 designs and 1 mural.