At Haven I like to explain the design process as a place where science meets creativity. Using a range of natural materials, I work primarily with linens and cottons that have been locally sourced. The pieces are dyed using all natural dyes from a range of plant materials, vegetables, roots and insects with iron, tannin and alum mordants.
Many of the patterns originate from the ancient technique of Shibori; A traditional Japanese method of manual resist dyeing to create an array of stunning patterns. Every pattern is unique and one of a kind and subtle shifts in patterns and hues are embraced.
All products are designed and created with love from my studio in the Railtown Design District of Vancouver, Canada.