L-O-V-E

August 12, 2016

 
 

I never tire of seeing shibori surfboards…
 
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image credit : tigmitrading

 

NATURAL DYE KITS

June 9, 2016

 

I just discovered the Natural Dye Kits website today and I’m loving every single element of this kit (and its packaging). If you are into it, check out their FAQ page that contains answers to some of the most common indigo dyeing questions. I am also getting ready to try my hand at growing Indigo and found these seeds (also from Graham Keegan).

$42 here

 

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TOOLS OF THE TRADE

May 14, 2016

 

One of my favorite aspects of resist dyeing is that you can do it in an eco-friendly way. All the tools below were salvaged from a behind a friend’s house (pvc pipe, woodworker dowel scrap, discarded wood planks, and even a discarded chop stick). Any type of material can be used to create the most interesting patterns. I also find myself dyeing any clothing that is stained and destined to be thrown out….just leave it in an Indigo dye bath until the hue is dark enough to hide the stain (with multiple rounds of oxidation).

 

Curious about what the binding material below is? Waxed hemp, sewing thread, rubber bands, plumber’s tape and plastic wrap.

 
 
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RESIST DYEING WITH BINDER CLIPS

May 12, 2016

 

With resist dyeing, you will always be surprised when you experiment with everyday items. I recently used some metal binder clips and the outcome was quite nice, the slender motifs resemble butterflies! This cloth was made by folding a simple accordion fold and placing the clips 5″ apart in a half-drop repeat.

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BINDER CLIPS (POPPIN) $5 

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INDIGO SOCKS

May 1, 2016

 
 

This weekend has been spent indigo dying a fresh batch of socks that will be available in the shop today.

 

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