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

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Studio snapshots

As I work, I frequently take studio snapshots, with my iPad, of my process. This includes prepping my dyes, blossoms & leaves placed on fabric prior to eco printing, step by step shibori techniques, and the result after each dye

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Music that I love and find inspiring

MUSIC! Music is such an integral part of my creative process; one of the first things I do in the studio, as I get ready to work for the day is crank up the computer with my music. Sometimes it

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Branding my business

Recently, I have branded my art business, which includes having a professional logo designed, one which reflects who I am as an artist. My art is intrinsically connected to who I am as a person. These days, when online marketing

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Returning home from India and Sri Lanka

After 9 weeks of travelling in India, with a short side trip to Sri Lanka, I have returned home. Spring is almost here, for which I’m happy. After spending more than two months in a tropical climate with very little

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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

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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

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No name travel pouch- I need a name?

Since I haven’t really decided on a “name” (MaiTribe bag?) for my upcoming most frequent travel companion, I’ve decided to just call it “travel Pouch”. This Silk Noil travel pouch measures 23.5 cm x 20 cm and has 7 pockets! It is lined

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Mokume shibori on Silk noil

Over the past few months, I have been trying out a large variety of Shibori techniques, including Arashi, Nui, Itajime, Mokume and Kumo. While some of these methods require stitching with thread, others use blocking processes. For blocking, I have

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