NEW blog post has been added- take a look! https://maijazemitis.com/world-of-threads-exhibition/

Category: Learning

Cochineal bugs in natural dyeing

Cochineal bugs in natural dyeing have been used for centuries, in countries such as Mexico, Peru, Chile, Argentina and the Canary Islands. Currently, the largest producer of Cochineal for natural dyeing is Peru. Cochineal coloring agent is obtained from the parasitic

Read More »

Functional Fine Crafts

Functional fine crafts are all about technique and quality. They can also be viewed as art objects. Often these works are intended for regular use. The term applied art is used as these objects are created for a useful purpose

Read More »

Beautiful! But will the colour last?

The two most commonly asked questions asked by interested individuals about my naturally dyed and eco printed fabrics are: “will the colour fade and/or wash out?” and “how do I care for the item”? In natural dye terminology this is

Read More »

Indigo dyeing in Sanganer India

During my short stay in Jaipur, I contacted another of my FB friends, who is a specialist in various textile dye techniques, such as block printing and shibori (tie and dye). Also, he is very knowledgeable about Indigo dyeing. We

Read More »

Back in Jaipur

Here again, I’m back in Jaipur and incredible India. Once India touches your soul, she doesn’t let go. Along with another week of volunteering at Wildlife SOS and visiting Mathura, Agra, Vrindavan and of course, Delhi, I spent a few days

Read More »

Natural Dye workshop with Michel Garcia at Maiwa

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

Read More »