This Walnut and Indigo naturally dyed tunic features a vertical stripe design, which is the result of nui shibori stitch resist.
The blue of the Indigo is of a medium shade, while the sections with shibori stitch resist are in various shades of pale yellow. The stitching is identical on both the front and the back of the tunic.
This Walnut and Indigo naturally dyed tunic looks amazing with leggings, wide kimono style pants or skirts of various lengths
It 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 the natural dye and shibori 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 Walnut and Indigo naturally dyed tunic take much time and effort. Dye baths are prepared separately and each dye requires a minimum of one hour.
Indigo dye works differently than other natural dyes. In the case of Indigo the fabric is dipped into the Indigo vat many times, for varying lengths of time.
In order to achieve the final result of this Indigo cotton tunic, it was dyed in two individual dye baths, one being Walnut dye and the other Indigo. Prior to dyeing, I stitched the design through the two layers of the tunic, so that the front and back are identical.
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!
Please allow for some slight imperfections that are the result of the hand dyeing 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.