This Indigo tunic has many layers of natural dyes and some eco printing, making it a very unique item of clothing. Additionally, it has been dyed with Madder, Lac and Walnut natural dyes. And it has been eco printed with maple, oak and sumac leaves, all locally sourced.
Nui Shibori resist stitching completes the look of this tunic. The stitching is identical on both sides of the tunic. The blue of the Indigo is quite dark, while the sections with shibori stitch resist are in various shades of copper and the eco printed leaves appear almost black.
This Indigo tunic looks amazing with leggings, wide kimono style pants or skirts of various lengths.
This tunic is a completely exclusive piece of clothing. Made with care and joy, each individual item is unique. Working in my small studio, in central Ontario, Canada, all naturally dyed pieces are designed and hand dyed, by myself.
What is a resist dye?
“Resist dyeing is a term for a number of traditional methods of dyeing textiles with patterns. Methods are used to “resist” or prevent the dye from reaching all the cloth, thereby creating a pattern and ground. The best-known varieties today include tie-dye and batik.” This resist dyeing is also known as “shibori”.
The organic pattern in this beautiful piece of clothing can not be duplicated, when using this technique.
I consider my tunics to be works of wearable art and as such, that is how I create them
Hand dyed items, such as this tunic take much time and effort. Dye baths are prepared separately and each dye requires a minimum of one hour. In order to achieve the final result, this Indigo cotton tunic was dyed in four individual dye baths. Prior to dyeing, I stitched the design through the two layers of the tunic, so that the front and back are identical.
Indigo dye works differently than other natural dyes. In this case, the tunic was dipped into the Indigo many times, for varying lengths of time.
Please allow for some slight imperfections that are the result of the hand dyeing process
Due to the nature of natural dyes, the colours vary in different lighting conditions and they change over time. That is the beauty of the natural dye process! This is a perfect gift for a special friend or for yourself. My customers have described my naturally dyed items as eye-catching and desirable
This tunic, in relaxed fit is sized Small or Medium.
Canada size 6-8
Bust 86cm-91cm (34″-36″)
Length – 76 cm (30″)
It is important to note that colours can appear different from one computer to the next.
Returns & Exchanges
Gently hand wash in lukewarm water, with a mild soap. Alternatively, it may be washed on delicate cycle in a washing machine. Do not use bleach at any time. Hang to dry, out of direct sunlight.
Iron at steam setting.