Turkey Red Oil method using Madder powdered dye

Cotton samples were dyed with Turkey Red Oil method using Madder powdered dye from Maiwa, in Vancouver. This is a long drawn out process that produces incredible pure Reds!

The samples were over dyed with various mordants including iron and copper, in different strengths. One sample was stencil printed with a mordant paste. Later all first cotton samples were pleated. The 3-dimensional effect with shadows is very impressive!

Turkey Red oil method produces incredible pure Reds!

Instead of wall art, I opted for making a corset. This is currently a work in progress (Spring 2024) I will be making a separate post showing the evolution of this corset, once it is finished.


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Hi. I'm Maija.

Producer of one of a kind fabrics, I am a Visual/Textile Artist at MaiTribe Studio Gallery, in central Ontario, Canada.

My life and art have been inspired by my travels  to countries such as Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Bali and India.

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