Natural Dyeing

Dyeing with Madder Root

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One of the personal projects I am working on at the moment is to make a Pojagi for my bedroom window. For the last year or so we’ve lived with the outside blind shut on our bedroom window, because street lights flood our room and it seems I can only sleep when lights are not […]

Indigo

Design Sponge Studio Tour

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This post is a bit late to the party, for which I apologise. It’s always busy busy busy around here, and blogging really ends up taking a back seat to the rest of my work.  In the back of my mind while I’m dyeing I’m writing blog posts about new discoveries, new things, new ideas […]

Indigo

Taking a Creative Holiday

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In my last post I touched briefly on the fact that I’ve picked up a lot of new stockists lately. Which is so totally fabulous and I am so proud to have my work at each and every one of them. The downside to it though, is I have really been making the same thing quite […]

Indigo

Indigo Shibori Workshops at Cecilia Fox

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I’ve been looking for some time for a wonderful space to run my workshops in. Something large, light filled, and indoors.  Something centrally located near public transport in a vibrant inner city suburb. It is with great pleasure that I share with you that I have found all of this and more in the new Cecilia Fox […]

Indigo

Indigo

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Indigo is the natural dye I have worked with most, and challenges me more than any other. You could spend your life working with it, and still learn something new every day. Indigo dyed textiles always seems to be alive. It’s a colour that changes with the light, and on sunny days will be bright […]

Merino

A match made in Heaven

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Fustic and Indigo green is The Best. This shade of green makes me slap my face a la Macaulay Caulkin and rather than scream, I kind of just go “eughaaargh” and make other nonsense noises because words just cannot explain how good it is.

Merino

Mad About Madder

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I have always found the colour red to be immensely appealing.  It’s bright, yet dark, it glows, but can be sombre. It’s the colour of love, blood, danger, the desert and fire engines. It means different things and triggers different emotional responses depending on the context in which it is used.