Tag Archives: scarves

my work is selling

I am excited that sales has been picking up at the gallery these past few months. My eco dyed silk scarves are selling and the gallery director suggested that I bring in more scarves. I am pleased that some of my customers even brought their … Continue reading

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unwrapping a gift from the compost pile

Following up last December’s post; I buried two fabric bundles in which I had wrapped kitchen scrapes: carrots, grapefruit, orange, onion, pomegranate, eucalyptus barks, kale, cabbage, lemon, tea and coffee grains. I buried them in a heap of compost and earth outside in the cold … Continue reading

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weekly bundle: indigo dyeing

This was my first experiment with indigo dyeing.  Indigo is a beautiful blue color obtained from indigofera tinctoria plant. A similar blue dye can also be obtained in the woad plant. History has it that this plant has been the … Continue reading

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weekly bundle: arashi shibori on silk

This weekend I learned another exciting Shibori technique. “Arashi” is the Japanese word for storm. The patterns are always diagonal which suggest the driving rain of a heavy storm. Arashi  Shibori is known as pole wrapping that involves wrapping and binding cloth … Continue reading

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