Alkanet, osage orange, pounded blossoms, eco printing resulted in this exquisite cotton tunic. It looks amazing with leggings, wide kimono style pants or skirts of various lengths.
Made with care and passion, each individual item is unique
This tunic is a completely exclusive piece of clothing. All of my naturally dyed items are designed and hand dyed, by myself, in my small studio, in central Ontario, Canada.
What is a resist dye?
“Resist dyeing is a term for a number of traditional methods of dyeing textiles with patterns. Methods are used to “resist” or prevent the dye from reaching all the cloth, thereby creating a pattern and ground. The best-known varieties today include tie-dye and batik.” This resist dyeing is also known as “shibori”.
The pattern in this beautiful piece of clothing is organic in appearance and can not be duplicated, when using this technique
I consider my tunics to be works of wearable art and as such, that is how I create them.
Hand dyed items, such as this tunic take much time and effort. Each dye colour is prepared separately and requires a minimum of one hour in the dye pot.
Alkanet, osage orange, pounded blossoms, eco printing
This particular tunic was dyed in separate baths of Alkanet and osage orange dyes. Prior to dyeing, I pounded various flower blossoms, such as roses, solomon seal, peonies, elderberry and cotinus leaves and then it was also eco printed. Some subtle shibori resist stitching was done on both of the sleeves. Each process is done separately.
Due to the nature of natural dyes, the colours vary in different lighting conditions. Please allow for some slight imperfections that are the result of the hand dyeing process.
This is a perfect gift for a special friend or for yourself. My customers have described my naturally dyed items as eye-catching and desirable.