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

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Thanksgiving or being Grateful

Already Thanksgiving! This is the last long weekend before the Christmas break and generally the last weekend when cottagers come up to visit. Why do we celebrate Thanksgiving? To give thanks for their good fortune and the abundance of food,

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“Autumnal Scarf”

Autumn here in Canada brings crisp, cool temperatures most days and the nights are cold. Thus, making an Autumnal scarf was just the ticket. This is the season when people start to put away their summer clothing and bring out

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Fabric painting with airbrush

A new direction for my artwork has finally been realized- fabric painting! My background in printmaking (mainly silkscreen) has developed into airbrushing. The primary reason is that in the past, I used varsol to thin my paints and lacquer thinner to

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“Black Shawl”, an airbrushed shawl

I have just finished my first airbrushed shawl and am quite happy with the results. It was a bit of a challenge as it was black and sheer. As I was painting, it was difficult to gauge the intensity of

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September means Back to School!

September means Back to School! This will be the second fall, that I will not return to teach. Or back to school at all, for that matter. It seems I have spent such a large part of my life either studying or

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World Elephant Day

Today is World Elephant Day around the world, a day to recognize and celebrate these incredible animals. Many people are aware and rightfully outraged about the grave situation happening with poaching Elephants for their ivory. But it’s unfortunate that many people

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Dog days of summer in August

The dog days of summer have finally arrived! No complaints from me. My little pond, that I installed in early summer, is very healthy, with a small resident frog and a garter snake, who loves to swim! However the cycle

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