Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Natural Dying

Just finished an intensive week with Charlotte Kwon of Maiwa in Vancouver.  We went through natural dying from a-z and ended up with an amazing book of samples of many natural dyes on cotton, silk, linen, hemp and wool with various mordants and overdyes.

If that wasnt enough we got to work on some of our own projects under her guidance - boy was that a treat!

My greatest thrill was being able to make some intensive "dye paints" from these natural sources so I could maintain my signature style but with these organic, historic, "safe" dyestuffs.

On the horizon is a project where I will combine the dyes, the materials and the patterns of a historical region or group with a post modern twist.

Check out Charlotte's website at Maiwa...