Debra Valencia's endeavor in the art of Shibori is based on ancient Japanese craft traditions. She has created dozens of handmade textiles studying under the guidance of master instructors in both the USA and Japan. Using a variety of techniques including hand-cut stencils, resist pastes, sewing, folding, binding, and clamping, her works are one of a kind originals.
Valencia's contemporary sensibilities bring a modern twist to this ancient dye technique adding large scale, collage, and overlay of prints, fashion-forward colors, icons, typography, embellishments, and other unexpected combinations. The textural creations are be utilized for products in the home textiles, home accents, fashion, accessories, beauty, stationery, gift, and craft markets.
Debra Valencia, a visionary artist, designer and entrepreneur with a passion for world travel, artisan traditions and popular genres, has branded a modern style uniquely her own. The Debra Valencia™ brand take a fresh approach to creatively blending florals, paisleys, geometric and decorative motifs in a distinctive sense of style. Her signature look is artistic, lively, vibrant, colorful, vivid and imaginative. She is inspired by craftsman of cultures from all over the world, including textile arts and architectural ornamentation, as well as pop art, fashion and everything vintage.
The Debra Valencia™ surface designs are a creative blend of geometric and organic patterns mixed and matched in interesting color combinations, all with a distinctive sense of style. At its core, it stands for timeless style that transcends culture, language or age. The brand reflects a fresh and imaginative approach to the creation of contemporary classic patterns that are chic and sassy, yet fun and lively.
About Debra Valencia™ Home Collections
For the new home collections for Spectrum Home Textiles, Debra has curated groupings of Shibori designs into four distinct bedding ensembles: Asami, Hana, Mariko, and Toshi. Each ensemble has been carefully reproduced from the original hand-dyed originals in classic Indigo Blue. Each ensemble features matching shams, Euro shams, bed skirts, and three accent pillows. Some pillows feature embroidery details.