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indigo inspiration | aboubakar foufana

There are times when you come across a body of work and it makes your heart skip a beat! I chanced upon Aboubakar Foufana’s breathtaking work on Pinterest and was totally smitten. 135 more words


Sugar Cane 2009 jeans

I didn’t want to do this, but I had to: I bought these the other day (on sale at Take 5 no less) but they’re already going up for sale. 150 more words


a flare for ne-maki

Ne-maki was one of the very first Shibori techniques I’d tried at the Dyeing for Crafters workshop. Ne-maki involves binding small objects (like pebbles, buttons, dice etc.) onto the fabric using thread or rubber bands. 170 more words


Into The Blue

How many people can say they have these lying around in their back garden…?

Probably, not many people!

“What are they?” I hear you cry. Well, they are no other than clay dye vats that were once used to brew indigo for dyeing textiles. 1,012 more words


a tryst with shibori

Recently, I signed up for a ‘Dyeing for Crafters’ workshop at the South San Francisco Recreation Centre. The workshop was more of an open studio where we were provided the tools, materials and instructions for various surface design techniques like silk painting, indigo or natural dyeing, felting, shibori etc. 199 more words


Adire eleko

So one of the perks with having a Yoruba (Ibadan-born) mother who is a skilled textile artist means you grow up spending your school holidays busying yourself with cassava paste and indigo! 1,054 more words