Izebela Sauer

Izebela Sauer

Alarte Silks

Medium: Fibre Arts
Location: Vancouver, BC
Member Since: 1993


Izabela Sauer’s innovations in surface design emerge from her passion for texture and color. She produces hand painted Shibori scarves and shawls which showcase an exceptional gift for detail and artistic expression. Timeless pieces reinterpreted with modern attitude and dominated by seductive taste for contrast. Exotic colorations invoke Mediterranean sky, a shock of bougainvillea, or deep verdant greens. Her work embodies contemporary styling and true vision of personal adornment. Izabela Sauer’s limited edition and one-of-a-kind silk wearables can be found at her studio/gallery on Granville Island in Vancouver, Canada. “Frommer’s Guide to Vancouver” has listed Alarte Silks Gallery as: ”number one attraction on Granville Island”. Her work has been represented by fine craft galleries throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. She has won numerous awards for her textiles, including the 2002,2007, 2012 and 2013 Niche Award for Excellence, an international competition for professional craft artists working in all media. In recent years Izabela was commissioned by Victoria & Albert Museum in London to paint series of Shibori shawls for a textile exhibition. Her work could be found in private collection around the world. President of World Shibori Network and 16th generation Shibori merchant, Mr.Takeda purchased her work for his foundation.


Currently, my work is inspired by time spent in the islands of the South Pacific, from the impact of the setting sun to the contrast of a tropical blossom against oceanic blue. My Shiboris, rich in variation that reflect ancient past, render these luminous tones more dramatic when set on the body. They yield intensions of a woman with a lively and curious personality who frees herself from every kind of obstacle to be able to trot from one end of the world to the other.

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