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Tag: natural dyes

Repurposing vintage, naturally dyed napkins

What can be done with these beautiful naturally dyed fabrics, if one does not use napkins at the dinner table? The answer is- plenty of things! I have made various items from these fabrics. They include scarves, tote bags, a

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Eco printing or Botanical printing

Eco printing or Botanical printing has been the focus of my natural dye path in the past few months. Both terms are interchangeable. What is the Eco printing or Botanical printing process? Basically, this process allows for leaves and blossoms

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Natural dye pigments for fabrics

Currently, I’m making some natural dye pigments for fabrics, from my exhausted dye baths. It’s been on my mind for awhile, to use natural dyes with the airbrush. Safflower, Sappanwood and Madder pigments The recipe I have used, to make

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Natural dye studio in Gujarat

Undoubtedly, a visit to my friend Shafik’s natural dye studio, in Gujarat, was another memorable, travel experience. Our stopover was twofold. First, we went to his studio. Shafik lives and works in the port city of Mundra. A number of

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Autumn, our most colourful season

Autumn is upon us and it’s our most colourful season. It’s also the one that signifies the end of my beloved summer and the coming of winter. In terms of weather and lighting, it’s high drama! (although our winter storms

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Works in progress on fabric

Usually when I have works in progress, I am going through several processes (dyeing, mordanting, planning, researching, etc). Since I am using many techniques, I am also preparing several different pieces, at the same time. As I continue to experiment

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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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