MaiTribe specializes in natural dyes and eco-printing  techniques on up-cycled linen & cotton fabrics

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Volunteer at sanctuaries for Elephants

Recently, I returned from my winter trip to Thailand. My main reason for visiting this country again was to volunteer at a sanctuary for Elephants. Over four weeks, I divided my time in several locations: Koh Chang, Chiang Mai, Phuket

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Local dye, Goldenrod

As it turns out, the local dye, Goldenrod (Solidago), in Ontario, has 30 different species! Who would’ve thought? Goldenrod is an invasive, natural plant in this province in Canada, one that is often mistakenly blamed to cause seasonal allergies. This

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Tibetan Panel coat

During my winter trip to Kerala, India, I undertook a challenge from one of my FB groups, which was to make a Tibetan Panel coat. Prior to leaving, I had dyed 3 lengths of up-cycled cotton fabric. I also did

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Spring dyeing with Lac resin

In the studio, I’m focusing on working with one dye only. In this case, it was Lac resin. I am changing the colours using tannins and mordants. A pot of Lac dye was made using whole resin form; afterwards I

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Block printed and dyed textiles in Jaipur

Spending some days viewing (and buying) textiles in Jaipur and nearby Sanganer are like days full of sunshine! Many tours in Jaipur, the Pink City are organized specifically for textiles and shopping. A visit to this remarkable city is a textile

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My cotton tunic

Here I am wearing my cotton tunic at Galta Ji Jaipur Monkey Temple. Over the past few years, this tunic has played a significant role, in my life. What began as a comfortable item of clothing developed into an inspiration.

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Seven day black and white challenge

One of my friends invited me to participate in the Facebook online seven day black and white challenge. The challenge was to post a daily black and white image, without any explanations, words or people in the pictures. The images

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Finishing up my naturally dyed tunics

Finishing up my naturally dyed tunics. Only one more tunic to go! I have a favourite, cotton tunic which I bought on my first trip to India. It came from a fair trade shop in Jodhpur, across the street from

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