MaiTribe will be at the Spring Artisan Market, at Cobble Beach in Kemble, on April 15th
All of my naturally dyed and ecoprinted fabrics are designed and hand dyed, by myself, in my small studio, in central Ontario, Canada.
My customers have described my naturally dyed fabrics as eye-catching and desirable.
These unique items are perfect gifts for a special friend or for yourself. Some of my naturally dyed/ecoprinted items include: Tunics, Daypacks, Scarves, Table Napkins, Tablecloths and lengths of fabric.
It is my hope, that the woman who owns one of my silk or cotton scarves feels that she has an item that is something completely exclusive. Scarves are an inexpensive, feminine and classy accessory any woman can use. They can compliment a blouse, dress or jacket. A scarf can enhance any outfit and make a compelling fashion statement.
My cotton tunics were sewn for me in Jaipur, India, using my much loved & well travelled tunic, as a pattern. These tunics look amazing with leggings, wide kimono style pants or skirts of various lengths. They can be dressed up or down, very versatile.
These exquisite tablecloths and table runners, while subtle in design and colour guarantee a second look! Appealing in the kitchen, dining room, hallway or bedroom they are ideal for daily use as well as for special occasions.
Mix and match these naturally dyed napkins for special meals with family and friends. And pair them up with a unique linen tablecloth.
Each napkin, tablecloth and table runner is dyed and designed separately making them unique in colour and design.
They are ideal for any occasion, including daily meals.
Naturally dyed fabrics pair very well with each other, regardless of colour.
In my paintings, I use many layers of transparent paint on opaque, to give depth and the illusion of floating.
During a trip to Hawai’i (2014) I began a series of collages. Since I have a need to be engaged in some form of creativity when travelling, I decided that collages would be easy to transport and work on.
In each piece, I cut out Lotuses and added pencil and coloured pencil drawing. In Hawai’i I finished 4 collages, completed 7 more during a trip to Thailand (2015) and most recently, 6 in India. Prior to my trips, I painted over 100 Lotuses.
These up-cycled damask linen and cotton fabrics are ideal, as a piece for a sewing project, such as part of a quilt. Or they can become a part of a clothing item, scarf, change purse, pillow cover, handbag. So many possibilities!
Producer of one of a kind fabrics, I am a Visual/Textile Artist at MaiTribe Studio Gallery, in central Ontario, Canada.
My home and studio are on the shores of beautiful Georgian Bay. We live in the tiny hamlet of Big Bay. Full time residents count only about 25 families. These numbers swell significantly in the summer, when cottagers and visitors come from Ontario, Quebec and Europe to enjoy nature at it’s finest!
Over the years, I have worked in many art techniques including: printmaking, coloured pencil drawing, airbrush painting (on paper, canvas and fabric), papier mache, collages and Natural Dyeing/Eco printing on fabric. Over time, I have merged several of them together. This has made my work visually richer and made me a more disciplined artist.
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