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Técnica de estamparia - silk.

Always interesting to see screen printing in action. This is using a very large screen and long piece of fabric, to make a lovely repeat fabric pattern.

May I Be… (also from Loving Kindness Workshop by Mary Jo Meadows)

"May I Be." Embroidery on fabric. Borrowed text from Erin Endicott, who happens to be an amazing stitcher.

How to dye with Poke Berries and Pumpkin. Love the results!

How to dye with Poke Berries and Pumpkin. Try this with Superberries Aronia Berries. They have a dark purple color.

Natural Dye DIY with wildcraft.

Natural Dye DIY With Wildcraft

Try this recipe for a DIY natural dye project, or check out the upcoming Southern California natural dye plants workshop at The Lodge in Santa Barbara!

For a natural twist on tie dying, use berries and plants to tie dye shirts, cloth bags and more. Materials: salt fixative for berry dyes (½ c salt to 8 c of water), plant fixative for plant dyes (4 parts cold water to 1 part vinegar), fabric. Steps: 1) Soak fabric in fixative for an hour. 2) Squeeze out excess water and rinse in cool water. 3) Boil equal parts water and natural dye material of choice using our guide. Simmer for an hour. 4) Place wet fabric in dye bath. 5) Let soak overnight.

For a natural twist on tie dying, use berries and plants to tie dye shirts, cloth bags and more. Materials: salt fixative for berry dyes (½ c salt to 8 c of wat on The Cedrus

Natural dying with mushrooms  http://mushroom-collecting.com/mushroomdyeing.html

This entire webpage is a good resource for how mordants and pH change colors of mushroom dyes

Wood blocks from india anahata katkin-these give me a great idea.

How hand blocked" fabrics from India are actually made? These wood blocks are used to hand stamp the elaborate patterns so intricately applied to the fabrics. It's an amazing process and fascinating to watch. Very time consuming!

I'm never not in the market for a new, old rug. So you can see how after stumbling upon interior designer Veronica Hamlet's collection of vintage Moroccan rugs, pillows and baskets, I know I'm in trouble. The vibrant colors and distinctive patterns . . . be still my heart and be kind to my

Semikah Textiles

I'm never not in the market for a new, old rug. So you can see how after stumbling upon interior designer Veronica Hamlet's collection of vintage Moroccan rugs, pillows and baskets, I know I'm in trouble. The vibrant colors and distinctive patterns.

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