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contemporary textile art

sheila cahn

My work celebrates the relativity of colour, and explores my emotional responses to the magical qualities of ever changing light on land and seascapes.

I work with translucent natural fabrics, which I hand dye, then layer like a painter working with water colours, before machine stitching. By cutting through, I am able to reveal an infinite variety of subtle colour relationships.

The light is reflected in different ways by the surface qualities of the fabrics, whether shiny or matt, smooth or rough, adding a further dimension to the work.

sheila cahn

My work celebrates the relativity of colour, and explores my emotional responses to the magical qualities of ever changing light on land and seascapes.

I work with translucent natural fabrics, which I hand dye, then layer like a painter working with water colours, before machine stitching. By cutting through, I am able to reveal an infinite variety of subtle colour relationships.

The light is reflected in different ways by the surface qualities of the fabrics, whether shiny or matt, smooth or rough, adding a further dimension to the work.