Cup cozy, or cup corset depending on your preference. Made of felted Jacob sheep wool from @make_wild_ and dyed with a combination of fresh leaf indigo, and extracted indigo in the coastal salal vat. Seen here basking in the golden evening light after I finished it.
Each participant at Indigo Fest was given a piece of this pre-felt to dye. I am regretting not making a sample of the envisioned cup corset ahead of time for folks to see. I hope they all make something with their piece that they will enjoy.
As for me I am going to use this little seascape felt on the jar I use to drink my daily nettle infusions out of.
Handblock printed Nandana prints are the pride of Tarapur printers who share the story of these hand blockprints to over 700years. These prints are made useing over 50yr old blocks, each buta is made using four blocks for the four colours, white, red, yellow and green. The green is achiev d by dying the fabric blue with indigo and then a dip in pomegranate peal water gets the yellow and green. The process takes 8-10 days to print a Saree. The Nandana prints consist of mainly five butas, the largest one is jalam, long one is Amba, single flower is champakali and the smallest is mirchi buta. A pair of flowers is also used in these blocks which is interestingly called the dhola maru!
Sarees are made on soft cotton mul and have a running blouse piece.
Please dm or WhatsApp @8128996365 to book your Saree
Natural Dyes Workshop this Sunday with the amazing @christijay of @mixed_color_ !! She’s bringing fresh indigo, fresh flowers for bundle dyeing and a fresh perspective on creating beauty from nature to wear on your own body. Learn new skills and eat something delicious while you’re at it. Space is limited - sign up now via link in profile!
Because someones trash is my treasure. These colors are made from avocados and marigolds from two restaurants on my street. I embroidered all afternoon. It's the most peaceful craft, but hard to do on silk. Now I have a small bunch ready for the tailor 🍋
“El color es un medio para ejercer influencia directa sobre el alma.” W. Kandisky
Así vivimos el proceso de tintar en el taller. No hacemos colecciones , creamos piezas básicas que se pueden utilizar en casa de manera versátil
Los colores van llegando con las materias ( hojas, raíces, cortezas, flores) que recogemos en las estaciones . Otras veces responden a una necesidad de trabajar un color concreto que nos ha enganchado y hacemos pruebas y pruebas para conseguir los matices que queremos . Esas paletas son las más bonitas
Estos paños de la foto se tiñeron con pieles de cebollas que vamos guardando en la cocina , Acacia , hojas de eucalipto y ortigas de la playa de Frejulfe.
Es así como entendemos nuestro trabajo .
All of our Organic Bamboo items have been naturally dyed using plants such as mango and indigo leaves 🍁 ⠀
No harmful chemicals are used and all runoff is completely Organic 🌿⠀
This two week process is often considered very time consuming and costly, but we believe it is the right choice, and a necessary and positive step towards a sustainable future for fashion.⠀
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Packaging plastic free and compostable
If you’re a stitcher, quilter or general textile tragic and you haven’t been to FAC lately, pop down to have a look at the Kati Thamo & Holly Story exhibition. It’s so inspiring it almost made me want to run out to the studio and stitch a few things together (and yet didn’t). If you’re into this kind of thing, we’ve got workshops coming up on kantha stitching, smocking and fabric manipulations. I’ll put them on the website as soon as we’re sorted.
Welcome to an inspiring afternoon launching #NatureJournal - a beautiful collection of seasonal creative chapters in botanical sketching, cyanotype & hand made plant colours. Enjoy botanical nibbles and try your hand designing your own seasonal art in a workshop.
Where: Gudrun Sjödén 65-67 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9DG
When: Sat 18th August, artist talk 2.30pm open workshop 1 - 2pm 3 - 4pm www.loveyoursketchbook.com