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Flatto81 at Tanabatakai 2015 in Amsterdam // Summer Constellations



As mentioned on the previous post, this post is about the “Summer Constellations” workshop we hosted during Tanabatakai 2015.

Thinking about the summer night sky where Orihime and Hikoboshi meet, children made their own constellations by connecting pieces of paper cut-outs with round stickers. 148 more words

Vegetable Ink

New dyeing experiments

I’m taking my natural dyeing experiments up a level with some long term projects, using more radical transformation processes. Exciting!

Today’s experiment was with using managed decay to mark and texture a sheet of fabric – still using my unbleached calico. 76 more words

02 Camberwell

The Art of Natural Dyeing

Ever have a bunch of blueberries in the fridge that are just too old to eat?  Or how about the scraps of onion skins, carrot peels or left over spinach from making homemade soup?   542 more words

Tie Dye


Last chance to sign up for the Red natural dye workshop in Bryn Athyn! There is still room

Madder root grown here in PA

Plant dyed pebble dragons

Dragons galore!

I’m growing really fond of these sweet, little dragons. They’re quick enough, and the pebble weave means that they use far less yarn compared to other patterns. 94 more words

Card Weaving


I’d gathered a basket of rose hips last autumn to make syrup, left them in the fridge and forgot about them.  After a while I decided to make them into dye instead.   50 more words

Art Doll


This was my first nettle dyed doll.  The green wasn’t supposed to be so intense but it turned out to be a bit of a happy accident.   72 more words

Art Doll