Local dye, Goldenrod

November 12, 2018
As it turns out, the local dye, Goldenrod (Solidago), in Ontario, has 30 different species! Who would've thought? Goldenrod is an invasive, natural plant in this province in Canada, one that is often mistakenly blamed to cause seasonal allergies. This...
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Tibetan Panel coat

August 14, 2018
During my winter trip to Kerala, India, I undertook a challenge from one of my FB groups, which was to make a Tibetan Panel coat. Prior to leaving, I had dyed 3 lengths of up-cycled cotton fabric. I also did...
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Spring dyeing with Lac resin

June 20, 2018
In the studio, I’m focusing on working with one dye only. In this case, it was Lac resin. I am changing the colours using tannins and mordants. A pot of Lac dye was made using whole resin form; afterwards I...
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Block printed and dyed textiles in Jaipur

April 8, 2018
Spending some days viewing (and buying) textiles in Jaipur and nearby Sanganer are like days full of sunshine! Many tours in Jaipur, the Pink City are organized specifically for textiles and shopping. A visit to this remarkable city is a textile...
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My cotton tunic

January 21, 2018
Here I am wearing my cotton tunic at Galta Ji Jaipur Monkey Temple. Over the past few years, this tunic has played a significant role, in my life. What began as a comfortable item of clothing developed into an inspiration....
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Seven day black and white challenge

December 3, 2017
One of my friends invited me to participate in the Facebook online seven day black and white challenge. The challenge was to post a daily black and white image, without any explanations, words or people in the pictures. The images...
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Playing around with photos of my little garden pond

November 21, 2017
After our first snow and freezing temperatures (early for November), I took these photos of my little garden pond. What remains in the pond are water lettuce, water hyacinth and some small algae type plants. Plus I threw a piece of...
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Finishing up my naturally dyed tunics

November 16, 2017
Finishing up my naturally dyed tunics. Only one more tunic to go! I have a favourite, cotton tunic which I bought on my first trip to India. It came from a fair trade shop in Jodhpur, across the street from...
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Studio snapshots

November 4, 2017
As I work, I frequently take studio snapshots, with my iPad, of my process. This includes prepping my dyes, blossoms & leaves placed on fabric prior to eco printing, step by step shibori techniques, and the result after each dye...
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All textile design products and fine art items are original, with only one made, by this artist Dismiss