Tag: colour

Mexican wall murals

In Mexico, wall murals are everywhere! During the past couple of years, I have had the good fortune to get my travelling bags dusted off and put back to use! Even though I live a relatively short flight (about 4.5

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Functional Fine Crafts

Functional fine crafts are all about technique and quality. They can also be viewed as art objects. Often these works are intended for regular use. The term applied art is used as these objects are created for a useful purpose

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Beautiful! But will the colour last?

The two most commonly asked questions asked by interested individuals about my naturally dyed and eco printed fabrics are: “will the colour fade and/or wash out?” and “how do I care for the item”? In natural dye terminology this is

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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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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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