Tag Archives: tie dyeing

busy as a bee

I am excited to be selected as a vendor at the Bedford Gallery Craft Fest event this November 7th and 8th. Following the Craft Fest, I will at the Mistletoe Madness show in San Leandro (November 28). I have plenty of … Continue reading

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starburst, onion skin shibori

The onion is highly nutritious as it is rich in vitamins, fiber, and minerals. An old remedy that I’d heard was to place half an onion next to the bedside table of someone who is sick to keep the germs away. … Continue reading

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save those onion skins

The weather this past week has been unbearably hot. I can barely stand to go out in the garden it is so hot. Even our chickens were taking shelter under the pomegranate tree to keep cool. I wish it would cool off soon, … Continue reading

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coreopsis and wild fennel on silk

A quick post on last weekend bundle that I had wrapped with coreopsis and wild fennel, a harvest from the garden. I steamed the bundle in a pot with some vinegar in the water. The aroma from the simmering dyebath filled the … Continue reading

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rose prints on madder

Madder root is one of the oldest dye plant cultivated and used in Europe and the Middle East for thousands of years. Cloth dyed in madder was found in ancient Egyptian mummy wrappings; in the tomb of King Tutankhamun, and was used for … Continue reading

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the allure of rust

Sometimes simple things, like rusty and old objects intrigue me. I love the reddish-brown coating that forms on the surface of iron when exposed to moisture and oxygen in the air, causing it to rust. I find them in various places;  junkyard, thrift … 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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odb?

My obsession with natural dyeing has spawned new acronym around the household.  I  awoke quite early Saturday morning and immediately headed out to the garden shed I use as my studio to start experimenting with some dyeing ideas I had … Continue reading

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revamp old to new naturally: bed linens

This past weekend, John and I went to one of our favorite produce stores in Berkeley, Monterey Market.  I gave him his half of the list to go gather fruits and veggies for the following week, and told him I … Continue reading

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