Connected to Colour: Pink
The cochineal insect (Dactylopius coccus) is a gift from nature. It creates a glorious pink. Pink is often associated with love and romance. Often thought of as a feminine colour, pink is associated with the qualities of softness, kindness, nurturance, and compassion.
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.
"Perseverance" is the name of the piece I submitted to the exhibition From Scratch at the Saskatchewan Craft Council, which runs from August 3 to November 6, 2020. Be sure to drop by and see it in person if you can. Open Monday - Saturday, 10:00 - 5:00 PM.
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...
2018 Saskatoon Fashion Design Festival
This past weekend was a great time at the Saskatoon Fashion Design Festival. I presented ten looks of my designs. I like cropped jackets and layered looks.
Natural Dye Workshop - Dyeing with Protein Fibre
I conducted a Natural Dye workshop for the Saskatoon Spinners and Weavers Guild. There were 10 students. We were welcomed by one of the Guild member's homes to have the workshop there in the country, over-looking the river just near Waneskewin National Heritage Site.
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.