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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Time spent in incredible India

March 18, 2016
I have recently returned from a 2 month visit to India. After leaving the cold and stormy skies of Ontario, I arrived in Mumbai to heat and sunshine! My trip was made up of several mini adventures, some shorter some...
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January, Another year gone, a new one just begun

December 30, 2015
2016! So far in the future. The turn of the century and all the concerns of the millenium are already close to two decades old. Many changes personally and globally. As always, the Christmas & celebratory season is a time to...
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December, the end of another year

December 1, 2015
The days and months are whizzing by (December, the end of another year!) and the weather is changing it's mind daily! Warm, cold, snow, rain-you name it. A little bit of everything! All of the garden chores have long been completed and...
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Life span of the Lotus plant

November 20, 2015
My newest painting on paper is entitled "Life span of the Lotus plant". In this art work, I focused on filling the sheet of paper, which I rarely do, preferring to incorporate the colour of the paper as part of the...
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