Michelle Pereira, a California native and lifelong artist, has been designing textiles, apparel and home accessories since 1997.
Her main focus is on surface design, with her line of fabrics available to interior designers and architects. “I am very interested in how people (the interior designer) tranform my fabric into something inspired.”
Michelle Pereira celebrates ancient traditions of textile design through the design and crafting of woodblocks in her tiny studio perched in the Sonoma Mountains. She has been practicng shibori for almost 20 years, first learning under Mark Thomas textile artist, then developing her own techniques informed by her sculpture background and natural curiosity. She draws her inspiration mostly from Nature – its patterns, organic nature, and color contrasts both subtle and extreme.
Her horticultural, planetary and geometric designs are created by hand printing and painting these custom crafted woodblocks in the artisan’s tradition, a yard at a time. Her tiger stripe patterning adapts Japanese Shibori techniques in which the fabric is sewn and folded onto cylindrical forms before dying or painting.
Michelle works with interior designers and architects on exceptional projects and has sold her specialty pieces and pillows in boutiques across the country.
The complete line from Michelle Pereira Studio can be found at these showrooms.