Bird Folk Silk Cushion by Caitlin Hinshelwood
This sumptuous silk cushion features birds and floral imagery inspired by Greek folk embroidery and textiles.
Materials: hand dyed blue silk and hand screen printed imagery in white using a discharge print process. Comes with a duck feather pad
Measurements: 45 x 45cm
Care: hand wash cold
There is some variation in how white the imagery comes out in each cushion due to variables in the process, making no two quite the same.
The back is a plain mid grey silk satin with a yellow zip across the bottom.
Designed and made by Caitlin Hinshelwood - a London based artist and designer who produces distinctive collections of illustrative, hand-worked, printed textiles. Her products are often produced as carefully crafted limited editions or unique pieces. Her textiles maintain a strong sense of character and an accomplished use of colour. Traditional methods and processes for textile screen-printing and dyeing are central to her work.
Each fabric is hand dyed before being screen-printed using a complex process called colour discharge printing. The technique allows you to work on coloured grounds. After printing the fabrics are steamed to make the colours react and fix them. Each piece then has to be washed several times to further fix the colours. By printing with dyes the colours become part of the fabric and the handle is not effected. Any slight imperfections are part of the nature of these hand printed goods.