I am so excited to announce my newest work installed at The Butcher's Daughter in Venice. They are now open to the public and I cannot wait to feast my eyes and belly. Photographs of the uniforms I made for the staff soon coming.
The naturally dyed, shibori caftans and silk dresses are nearly gone...
This Saturday afternoon we will be launching the final collection of indigo and naturally dyed, shibori cosmic caftans! Prism of Threads will also be bringing a selection of vintage and amazing textiles from our recent trip to Peru. Bring on the party !!
For those of you near the San Diego area, please join me this evening at the Mingei Museum.
The second and final series of Prism of Threads x Lookout & Wonderland naturally dyed and indigo dyed shibori caftans. These beauties have had many months of tender work on them. Many, many weeks of mordanting and layering hand extracted botanical dyes. Some of the dresses have been worked through as many as five separate natural dye baths. The colors are truly magical.
My dearest friend Jane Palmer of Noon Design is having a sale of bits and bobs to clear out the studio today. 10am to 2pm 407 E Pico Blvd Suite 1000 Downtown LA 90015Do yourself a favor and go, go, go!!!
I've had the pleasure of collaborating with the lovely Roxana Zal of Gold Dust Dresses to create a limited edition of shibori and adire botanical dyed and indigo dyed silk dresses. The dresses are now available by appointment at my studio and on the Gold Dust Dresses webshop.
The first rug of the series is off the loom and ready for finishing work. There is no dye work involved, the colors are naturally occurring on the Alpaca, Llama and Icelandic Sheep. All of the fiber in this piece is locally sourced within my fibershed from The Ranch of the Oaks. This rug will be available for purchase soon.
I will be taking orders for another round of single cloth study of the Jittoku jacket. The jackets will be cut from a single piece of cloth, no pattern pieces. They will be created simply by cutting into the fabric and draping on the body. Each piece will be made to order with french seaming all hand dyed in true natural indigo. Shibori pattern will vary and can be determined when ordering. Contact me if you would like to make an order.
Kanye West in a custom indigo dyed sweatshirt.
I'm beginning work on the first of a series of handwoven locally grown and spun rugs. The weft yarn is grown and spun just north of Santa Barbara by The Ranch of the Oaks. The yarn is made up of Alpaca, Llama and Icelandic sheep. It is so fabulously soft and wonderful.
Saturday July 11 11-4pm Space for 9
Announcing a new workshop! Taking it back to the basics... I will be teaching a day long class focusing on learning about true indigo. We will learn to create natural organic indigo stock solutions with food grade ingredients, without using toxic chemicals, synthetic indigo or chemically reduced crystals.
We will also work through all of the steps necessary for successful dyeing results. There will not be any focus on shibori for this class. This time will be set aside for those of you who want a deeper understanding of true indigo. Please bring two small items to practice your dyeing technique.
We will spend the day immersed in the patience, reverence and diligence that is necessary for creating an indigo vat and the learn about entire indigo dyeing process.
There is so much misinformation out there these days about what natural indigo is and what it is not. This workshop is a step towards helping to clear the confusion away and remove toxic chemicals from the process.
I will have drinks and snacks, but feel free to bring a lunch
The fee is $150
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