In April I visited the Fashion and Textile Museum in London to see the Marian Claydon exhibition - Art Textiles. As part of the 2016 festival of textiles, this exhibition collated together the work of textile artist Marian Claydon who specialised in hand dyed shibori techniques.
The exhibition featured large scale wall hangings and installation pieces as well as elegant fashion garments. Featuring bold, vibrant colours and patterns throughout, with colours and shapes merging and blending, to create these energetic designs.
This piece above, named 'dip-dye' from 1970 is a large scale piece made from cotton which has been folded, tie-dyed, dip-dyed and discharged.
"The ribbons breathed. This liberation of the surface was refreshing and exciting." Works from 1975 - silk is dyed, ripped and burned, with the strips of fabric reflecting in different lights.