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 […]
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.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the time it takes for a product to be created from its raw state, whatever that may be.
I’ve been a very quiet blogger so far this year. I find it hard to blog consistently because I always have so much to do, and not all of it is very interesting! I post much more on instagram, a picture speaks a thousands words, yada yada…
About 6.5 years ago, I spotted this old chair in a vintage shop in Brunswick that is now a cafe. I decided I HAD to have it and I was going to recover it. Coz let’s face it, it started out it’s life with me as pretty damn ugly. I meant to finally recover […]
9 days in to the new year I finally get around to starting a new vat. For quite some time I’ve been wanting to try my hand at a truly natural vat, so today I started a fructose lime vat. Often also called a 1-2-3 vat, which is confusing because a ferrous sulphate (iron) vat […]
poor neglected blog! I’m sorry, I’ll try to do better next year. I’ve worked on some new stuff recently which I haven’t shown off yet blog wise! I’ve done a short run of Linen cushion covers which you can grab in the shop, and I also made some one of a kind patchwork scarves using […]
For months and months and months I’ve been wanting to work on creating a new range of products, something fun, something for the home, something with a pop of colour. I am a huge lover of bright colour. I began working on these new products for Markit, and I’m quite a bit in love with […]
Remember the wonderful collaboration I did with Gemma Patford recently? Well we extended our little collaboration to another 10 or so vessels which are for sale exclusively at Hermon & Hermon right now, alongside the stunning work of Shibori master Aboubaker Fofana. In addition to being stocked at such a lovely shop, we also got […]
I know I’ve been quiet on the blog front for the past month or so, but a LOT has been happening on the personal front so I’ve not had much good dye stuff to talk about. I have worked on a few projects, I’ve worked up a new design which has become a fast favourite, […]