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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Indigo and Shibori scarfs and I am off to Felletin

I dyed some scarfs with indigo, they were all wrapped around polyester tubes in different width and in different ways.




The last one is a woolen scarf which i dyed first in a camomile bath, then wrapped  around the tube and dyed the scarf in an indigo bath at last i dyed the scarf in a madder bath, this is the result.
This scarf will not be for sale, i will keep it myself!

Tomorrow i will go to Felletin  to do a 5 day workshop. Felletin is a small town in the department the Creuse, about 80 km from here.
The workshop is about dyeing and printing fabric. Here can you find the workshop information.
The teacher  is Mireille Vallet, i give you some links about here work here and here



Monday, May 18, 2015

Five more bags

I promised you 5 more bags, here they are.......








Sunday, May 10, 2015

Indigo and Shibori bags

Where have i been these two weeks. I was in my sewing room, sewing totes and two crossover shoulderbags for the brocante in juin.

Today i'll show you the indio and shibori bags, more pictures are coming because i made another 5 bags.......

The front

the back

the front

the back

the front

the back

the front

the back

this bag was dyed with brasilwood.

the back

To be continued......

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Wool on sunday, my retro sampler and some flowers

I knitted some more patterns on my retro sampler. Do you remember Wieke's pattern?
For this project i use yarned , dyed by me with plantes, i told you about the yarn here.




I did not knit a lot these days because the garden needs a lot of attention.
And i dyed fabric and scarves with indigo. This summer in my village we'll have a brocante (fleamarket) for the first time and i want to be there with a stall with some handmade things......
i will show you the indigo things soon!

The fruit trees were in full bloom last week, so beautiful.





For more Wool on Sunday's participants you could visit Janine's blog.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Indigo, a trip around the world 2

More photo's made at the exposition in Paris.
This coat is from China, there are metallic decorations.





A skirt from China.

Detail of the skirt.


Another fantastic skirt from China.

A embroidered jacket from Guatemala.

A wallhanging from Inde;

At least a picture of Christine Legrand's book.

You can still visit the exposition till the 4th of may.
You shall not be disappointed!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Indigo,a trip around the world

I promised you photo's of the indigo exposition in Paris. The expo was fantastic. So many different clothes, patterns from Japan, China, Africa, Inde, Central America and south america, Vietnam, laos and Thailande.
Catherine Legrand, who composed this exposition , has spent more than twenty years traveling and researching indigo; she wrote a beautiful  book about her research .


To give you an impression of one of the corners, lots of shibori patterns. 'photo made by zonzon'


Japan, futon cover.

Japan, boro jacket.

Japan, noragi, jacket woven with pieces of used cotton.

Japan, travellars cape.

Japan, small bag crocheted with cotton dyed with kaki and indigo.

Japan, travelers bag.

To be continued......


Monday, April 6, 2015

Wool on Sunday and more

I am going to participate in Janine's Wool on Sunday, i don't know if i can post something about knitting, crocheting or dyeing wool every week but I will try.
ON Janine's blog you can find the links to other participants, i invite to take a look on their blogs.

On ByHaafner's blog i found the Fifties cowl, it is an easy and quick pattern  with a stylish look. I already made 5 ....   At the Eastermarket I already sold two cowls.
Here are the ones that I made last week.


I had a very good Eastermarket, I sold the two indigo/shibori totes and the five indigo /shibori scarfs.
So i am planning another dye session this week.......
On thursday i go to Paris for my usual one-day-visit. There is an exposition about indigo at the Forney library in the my favorite quarter, the Marais.
I saw beautiful pictures of the exposition on several blogs. I promise you to make lots of photo's too.

Last week I received the swap envelope , sent by Mirjam, the swap was organized bij Keetje van lien.

Thank you Mirjam for all those lovely things;

And at least a sign of spring, today the sun is shining like yesterday. But we had lots of grey, rainy and windy days .