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Carol Lee Shanks

Carol Lee Shanks has a 28-year career dedicated to designing unique handcrafted clothing designs and textile art pieces. She has a great reverence for cloth, allowing it to be the foundation of her inspiration and personally constructs each garment, one by one, building collections made from carefully selected fine materials. Her dressing concept encompasses coordinated silhouettes layered for style and comfort. She has designed an understated, timeless look meant to be collected piece by piece over many seasons.

Carol has a degree in Textile and Costume Design from the University of California at Davis. She now works and exhibits her clothing and textile art from her Berkeley, California studio. Her work is shown and sold in galleries throughout the United States and has been included in international shows and fiber art publications.

Seattle-based arts writer Robin Updike, quoted from her article “Carol Lee Shanks: Refining the Silhouette” in the July 2012 issue of Ornament magazine, comments on Carol’s work:

“Not only is Carol’s clothing singular in its architectonic-meets-romantic aesthetic, but there’s an impressive element of environmental awareness in her work. For instance, Carol tries to use up scraps of fabric each season, sometimes using tiny leftovers as ornament on other fabrics. Or she simply makes two-dimensional artworks - fabric collages really - to hang on the wall. Lots of style, not much waste. It’s impressive.”

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CAROL LEE SHANKS: Cape Tunic

CAROL LEE SHANKS: Cape Tunic

Cotton chambray linen, big plaid with cotton and nylon. Gentle wash cool, mild soap, hang to dry. One size. Shown with flat front pant (see separate listing).
$300.00

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CAROL LEE SHANKS: Cotton Chambray Shirt

CAROL LEE SHANKS: Cotton Chambray Shirt

Cotton Chambray with pieced and patched linen and cotton and nylon, dots. Gentle wash, cool, mild soap, hang to dry. One size.
$300.00

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CAROL LEE SHANKS: Double Collar Jacket

CAROL LEE SHANKS: Double Collar Jacket

Collapse weave plaid linen and cotton and nylon seersucker. Gentle wash, cool, mild soap, hang to dry. One size.
$450.00

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CAROL LEE SHANKS: Fine Line Shirt

CAROL LEE SHANKS: Fine Line Shirt

Linen plaid shirt. Gentle wash, cool, mild soap, hang to dry. One size.
$280.00

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CAROL LEE SHANKS: Flat Front Pants

CAROL LEE SHANKS: Flat Front Pants

Collapse Weave Linen, Tobacco, one size. Also available in Indigo and Silver. Little crop top: see separate listing.
$248.00

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CAROL LEE SHANKS: Linen Flat Front Pant

CAROL LEE SHANKS: Linen Flat Front Pant

Collapse weave linen, cotton and nylon. Gentle wash cool, mild soap, hang to dry. Shown with cotton cap sleeve sheath, separate listing.
$300.00

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CAROL LEE SHANKS: Little Crop Top

CAROL LEE SHANKS: Little Crop Top

Collapse Weave Linen, Tobacco, one size. Also available in Indigo and Silver. Flat Front Pants: see separate listing.
$198.00

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CAROL LEE SHANKS: Rectangle Tunic, white

CAROL LEE SHANKS: Rectangle Tunic, white

Beautiful! Cotton with nylon that resembles chubby netting, this rectangle tunic is great over a lightweight camisole and crop pants. The artist's wonderful relaxed Paper Bag Pants will work perfectly (see separate listing or contact the Gallery). O/S. Please contact the Gallery for further information.
$260.00

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