Tag: shibori

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? Repurposing vintage, naturally dyed napkins is one answer. Plenty of things can be made with them! I have made various

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Cotton fabric dyed with Sappanwood

Cotton fabric dyed with Sappanwood was my new project, after having completed 20 cotton tunics over  seven months. I have decided to spend the next period on dyeing lengths of cotton, linen and quite possibly silk fabrics. The intention is

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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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Three natural dyes

Three natural dyes, using locally sourced raw materials, that’s what I will be using to dye the next few cotton tunics. https://maijazemitis.com/finishing-up-my-naturally-dyed-tunics/ Over the past three days, I have prepared sumac berry, acorn and walnut dyes. I have also made a

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No name travel pouch

I haven’t really decided on a “name” (MaiTribe bag?) for my upcoming most frequent travel companion. So, I’ve decided to just call it No name travel pouch. This Silk Noil travel pouch measures 23.5 cm x 20 cm and has

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Mokume shibori on Silk noil

Over the past few months, I have been trying out a large variety of Shibori techniques, including Mokume shibori on Silk noil. Other shibori techniques include Arashi, Nui, Itajime, and Kumo. While some of these methods require stitching with thread,

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Shibori tyeing and stitching with natural dyes

The past month after my return from Vancouver has been a daily pursuit of tackling new skills including Shibori tyeing and stitching with natural dyes. Since the Natural dyes workshop at Maiwa, with Michel Garcia, I have been working on

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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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