This organic cotton jersey yardage is naturally coloured warm lavender-grey, printed with gingko leaves and woad seeds. gingko one – organic eco print It is listed under natural dyed fabrics. gingko three – organic eco print The soft and sturdy jersey is a good weight for t-shirts, skirts, dresses, undergarments and the like.
All canary thread is naturally dyed organic cotton. Each colour has its own listing on the sidebar menu.
This colourway is overdyed indigo, with two sections left blue. The short space between blues is 12″, the longer space is 32″. It is listed in the indigo section on the sidebar.
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I like this style. For a cloth mask, I don’t think the front seam affects permeability, and it allows for a more comfortable shape along the top edge. Small tucks keep the lower edge under and around your chin. The outer of these is a fairly tight woven, natural dyed cotton. The lining is a…… Continue reading canary mask & pattern
It was a good year for roadside walnuts. In six years, I have yet to meet anyone not pleased to see them taken away. Among other things, I did some basic shibori with the dark brown dye bath. The browns are beautiful. Sometimes people comment on the colours I wear. There’s something noticeable about them.…… Continue reading black walnuts
It is nice to set up the treadle machine outside. Canary thread works well in the made-in-Guelph Raymond, which has a shuttle style bobbin. The peacock decals on the machine bed have worn off. The leather belt needed tightening. These pliers are made to cut hide belts (industrial ones are thicker and were originally buffalo),…… Continue reading sewing with the birds
Love of handstitching, indigo, Japanese textiles and mending inevitably leads to boro, from the Japanese boroboro – something tattered or repaired. It was traditionally done with hemp. I adapted it for my merino wool jersey tights, using scraps dyed with indigo, sumac and black walnuts. Boro is historically associated with peasant farm workers, who patched…… Continue reading boro time