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.
SLOW FASHION FRIDAY
As a clothing designer who produces garments locally, and in small batches, I consider myself to be an adherent of slow fashion. I've also spent a number of years travelling encountering artisans and other practitioners of slow fashion in Europe, Asia and Africa.
The Simplicity of a Poncho
Ponchos have a universal appeal, and for good reason. They are simple, elegant and forgiving of fit. Casual as well as dressed up, they can be worn with jeans, leggings and skirts.
How To Create a Layered Look: Q&A Style With Kathleen
Nichole asked a question about how to layer clothing. Here are some basic tips to consider for achieving a layered look.
At the Cauldron - A Natural Dyer's Dream
I love dyeing with natural dyes. There are a number of steps involved in the dyeing of a wool scarf. In its simplest form this is the process (it varies with protein fibre - wool and silk and cellulose fibre - cotton, linen, hemp, etc.).
Q&A Style with Kathleen
I am happy to announce that I am starting a new Q&A Style series. I'll be answering your questions on a regular basis. Please send me your questions relating to style, fit and fabrics. Let's dive in with our first question - from Colleen...
"How to Respect the Journey Your Clothes Have Taken" (Fashion Revolution)
A number of stories are featured as the world celebrates Fashion Revolution Week. This is one of many...
This past weekend I participated in the 45th Annual BAZAART event. It's held every year and sponsored by the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina, SK.
Weavers in India
We spent a month in India this winter and I'd like to share with you some of the highlights. This is the first of several postings of our trip.
A Whole Whack of Rupees
Our trip to India is soon arriving. Making contacts with old friends and continued adventures await us.
Caring for Your Naturally-dyed Scarf
Garment care labels can be difficult to navigate. In this blog post you can find a link to the Canadian website for care symbols and what they mean.
Dyeing with Cochineal
This amazing pink and dark red is achieved from small bugs called cochineal that live on desert cactus. See some of the dying take place in this video.