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 […]

Japan

Aizen Kobo

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On my first day in Kyoto, I visited Aizen Kobo –  an old indigo dye house / shop. It is situated at the front of the family home, and the master dyer still works and lives there. Aizen Kobo is the kind of store indigo dyers wished they owned. It is full of beautifully dyed […]

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 […]

Arashi

Workshops @ Cecilia Fox

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It’s been a whirlwind frenzy of activity at my place lately, but I wanted to look back at the indigo shibori workshops I held recently at the Cecilia Fox warehouse in Brunswick.

Indigo

Etsy Design Awards

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I am so excited! It was announced today that I am a finalist in the Etsy Design Awards!! A few weeks ago I decided to enter one of my new products, the summer quilt into the home and lifestyle category of the competition. Just to see how it went.

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.