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

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Indigo shibori arashi, nui, clamping, kumo

The Indigo shibori workshop that I participated in during early July was a continuation of my exploration of dyeing techniques. I had already tried a few Natural Dye pots, and also, some Eco-printing. Attempting an Indigo vat, without some guidance was

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Experimenting with Eco printing (2016)

For the past couple of months, I have been busy experimenting with eco printing. I have also been making and using natural dyes on silk. Last February’s trip to Gujarat was the springboard for this new direction. I am keen to learn about tie

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Latvian Quilts exhibit in Ailsa Craig

Last weekend I drove to Ailsa Craig, a small village, in Southern Ontario to attend the show “Quilts of Latvia”. The show was on for 6 days. The community of Ailsa Craig welcomed the Latvians by hanging their own quilts outside

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Natural dyes and airbrush

The seed has been planted! My recent trip to India had a purpose-a textile tour and to seek out and interact with textile artists there. Although I didn’t have a hands on experience, I met a few artisans and had the

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Silk scarves and the Bhuj inspiration

Now that I’ve been home for a month, Silk scarves and the Bhuj inspiration are foremost in my mind. I have mentally and emotionally digested the lively memories of my India trip. And I have resumed my routines of working

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Time spent in incredible India

I have recently returned from a 2 month visit to India. After leaving the cold and stormy skies of Ontario, I arrived in Mumbai to heat and sunshine! My trip was made up of several mini adventures, some shorter some

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December, the end of another year

The days and months are whizzing by (December, the end of another year!) and the weather is changing it’s mind daily! Warm, cold, snow, rain-you name it. A little bit of everything! All of the garden chores have long been completed and

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Lotus plant

My newest painting on paper is entitled “Lotus plant” (previously “Life span of the Lotus plant”). In this art work, I focused on filling the sheet of paper, which I rarely do, preferring to incorporate the colour of the paper

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November News 2015

Already November! We just turned our clocks back 1 hour for daylight savings time, so it means everyone gets an extra hour of sleep and it gets darker one hour earlier. In the springtime, the reverse happens, and the clocks

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