The Lookout & Wonderland fiber art project is a resist technique and indigo dye research project with a concentrated focus on the exploration of the sociological aspects of color, alchemy and surface design. The original mission of this project was to create a range of multi-use textiles that allow the viewer to become an active participant in the form and function of the artwork.
In 2005, Niki Livingston opened Lookout & Wonderland Workshop as an inspiration center providing a nesting place for artistic collaboration, brand development, creative direction and the making of hand crafted goods. Lookout & Wonderland Workshop is deeply informed by the essence of the Vienna Secession, Wiener Werkstätte and Gesamtkunstwerk, with our ultimate goal being to create a lifetime that is the ideal work of art.
All textile works are made from natural fibers and are hand dyed in natural, botanical dyes and organic indigo.
When is your next workshop?
If you would like to be on my workshop list, please send me your email address via the contact form.
I'd like to ask commission work for my house/business. How can I place the order and how long does it take to finish usually?
I take commission work on a first come basis. The indigo dyeing process is very lengthy. Most projects take a minimum of 3 weeks. Please use the contact form to share your commission ideas with me.
Are they natural or synthetic indigo?
I work in only natural dyes, including my indigo practice. Since my work is a research project I work with indigo from as many regions of the world as possible.
If it can be shipped to your country we can make it happen. All postage paid by the customer.
Each work is an individual piece and I cannot accept returns, but if there is a problem we can discuss and find a solution. Variations in color are part of the beauty of the natural dye process.