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Apr 11, 2022

Dyeing Merino Wool Scarves with Weld

The past two weeks I shared with you my dyeing of Merino wool scarves with Cochineal and with Brazilwood and Weld. Today I am finishing this series by sharing with you the Merino wool scarves I have dyed with Weld. 

Apr 9, 2022

Dyeing Merino Wool Scarves with Brazilwood and Weld

Last week I shared with you my dyeing of Merino wool scarves with cochineal. This week I am doing a similar process with Brazilwood (or Sappanwood) and Weld. 

Apr 3, 2022

Dyeing Merino Wool Scarves With Cochineal

Natural dyeing is complicated and time consuming but the outcome is so worth it. This week I've been dyeing Merino wool scarves with cochineal.

Mar 27, 2022

Creating the Cotton "Indigo" Print Top

I'm working on my new styles for spring and am excited about this beautiful cotton fabric with an indigo-colour print. I'm featuring it in the Box Pleat Top, one of my best selling styles.

Oct 25, 2021

Fall in Full Swing

Fall is in full swing and so are my Fall styles. I had the pleasure this week of Joan Goodman of Masala Model & Talent stopping by my studio to pose in my new Fall styles. Joan and I are Facebook friends, and I invited her in for a photo shoot.

Sep 27, 2021

Celebrate the Season with Fall Colours

Welcome to Fall! I'm pleased to announce that, in celebration of the season, my new Fall/Winter designs are here. Made from rich linen in beautiful Fall colours, these styles will make you feel warm inside on a crisp Fall day. 

Sep 16, 2021


Fall is here. And Fall colours are here too, announcing the change in the seasons. Colours that bring inward warmth as a chill comes to the air. Beautiful persimmon orange, deep yellows, rich ochre, moss green and galaxy blue. These are the colours I will be bringing to you in my Fall styles.

Sep 2, 2021

Iris Apfel Turns 100!

Iris Apfel turns 100! (well, officially on August 29, 2021). Who is Iris Apfel? She is a socialite, fashion icon, interior designer and much more. One thing I really like about Iris is her dry wit and perfect delivery for a joke - often about herself.  She has also inspired a Barbie Doll in her image.

Jun 24, 2021

Rebranding Announcement: Kathleen O'Grady Design!

As most of you know, for many years I've been operating under the name of grady bleu in celebration of my love for the rich history and tradition of indigo-dyed textiles. Today, however, I am excited to announce that I am 'returning to my roots,' you might say, and rebranding as KATHLEEN O'GRADY DESIGN. 

Apr 28, 2021

A Bonding Experience

I had the pleasure this week of Kathy Bond stopping by my studio to pose in several of my new Spring styles. In addition to being a model with Masala Model & Talent, Kathy is well known in Saskatoon as the Owner and Director of Saskatoon Pilates Centre.

Apr 26, 2021

Layer Me Beautiful!

My goal as a clothing designer is to help you create a wardrobe that makes you look and feel your best. I also want you to have a wardrobe that gives you lots of flexibility, making the most of your clothing investment. My approach for achieving these goals is layering.

Apr 23, 2021


Bolero! What a great word, bringing to mind excitement and romance. My new Bolero Jacket in a textured cotton/linen blend with a jacquard weave hopefully will add excitement to your wardrobe (and perhaps a little romance 😊).
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