Mokume shibori on Silk noil

January 18, 2017
Over the past few months, I have been trying out a large variety of Shibori techniques, including Arashi, Nui, Itajime, Mokume and Kumo. While some of these methods require stitching with thread, others use blocking processes. For blocking, I have...
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Natural Dye workshop with Michel Garcia at Maiwa

October 24, 2016
On the road now, in Manitoba, returning from the Natural Dye workshop with Michel Garcia at Maiwa.  Salmon Arm, Portage la Prairie, Medicine Hat, Moose Jaw, Thunder Bay, just a few of the cities we passed. Almost halfway, just 3 more...
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Indigo shibori arashi, nui, clamping, kumo

October 4, 2016
The Indigo shibori workshop that I participated in during early July was a continuation of my exploration of dyeing techniques. I had already tried a few Natural Dye pots, and also, some Eco-printing. Attempting an Indigo vat, without some guidance was...
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Experimenting with Eco printing

July 3, 2016
For the past couple of months, I have been busy experimenting with eco printing. I have also been making and using natural dyes on silk. Last February's trip to Gujarat was the springboard for this new direction. I am keen to learn about tie...
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Latvian Quilts exhibit in Ailsa Craig

May 31, 2016
Last weekend I drove to Ailsa Craig, a small village, in Southern Ontario to attend the show "Quilts of Latvia". The show was on for 6 days. The community of Ailsa Craig welcomed the Latvians by hanging their own quilts outside...
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Natural dyes and airbrush

May 3, 2016
The seed has been planted! My recent trip to India had a purpose-a textile tour and to seek out and interact with textile artists there. Although I didn't have a hands on experience, I met a few artisans and had the...
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Silk scarves and the Bhuj inspiration

April 5, 2016
Now that I've been home for a month, Silk scarves and the Bhuj inspiration are foremost in my mind. I have mentally and emotionally digested the lively memories of my India trip. And I have resumed my routines of working...
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