Tag: Indigo

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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Finishing up my naturally dyed tunics

Finishing up my naturally dyed tunics. Only one more to go! I have a favourite, cotton tunic which I bought on my first trip to India. It came from a fair trade shop in Jodhpur, across the street from a

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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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Indigo dyeing in Sanganer India

During my short stay in Jaipur, I contacted another of my FB friends, where I learned about Indigo dyeing in Sanganer India. Brij is a specialist in various textile dye techniques, such as block printing and shibori (tie and dye).

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Sumac, Goldenrod and Walnuts

Late summer and early autumn in my area yields a bounty of plants, such as Sumac, Goldenrod and Walnuts. This plant matter is suitable for natural dyes and tannins (Sumac). My project was the making of cushion covers, with which

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Indigo at Haliburton School of Art

Attempting an Indigo vat, without some guidance was quite intimidating. Therefore, I enrolled in a 5 day Indigo workshop at the Haliburton School of Art, with Harriet Boon. The Indigo shibori workshop that I participated in during early July was

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