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Over the past year, I have been exploring Shibori techniques and natural indigo dyeing. As a designer and educator this interest developed instantly and naturally for me. If you are getting serious about textiles and would like to learn more about natural indigo, I will link to all of my favorite resources at the end of this post. You may remember my post about my favorite indigo artists, many of whom I follow on Instagram. They are still a huge part of why I research indigo more deeply. I am offering private classes and workshops on the medium, I have two coming up this week, so this seemed like the perfect time to share the recipe with all of you!
While, my first few tries with indigo I used a kit containing pre-reduced indigo, I now focus on using organic indigo powder. I switched over for a couple of reasons, my top reasons are:
I hope that you will find the photos of the process, along with the recommended steps and supplies, equally helpful.
Textile and Paper Marbling Workshop Recap
Last weekend, I hosted our final workshop of 2017! It was an afternoon of Textile Marbling and designing prints on paper with a fabulous group of participants. I was in awe of their creativity and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing each and everyone's design. Today I am going share with you a quick recap and photos of the event at Domain Weho!
It began indoors with linen napkin sets ready to be designed with ink. I pre-dyed about half of the cloth napkins in natural indigo and one set pale pink using avocados as dye. On my part, there was much anticipation and preparation surrounding this event from gathering the perfect linens to sourcing the best materials for marbling as a group.
Once we were all settled in, guests gathered around the table to see a short demo before moving out to the sky lounge terrace.
I didn't think I could be any more excited about the workshop, until I saw the cheese tray designed by the talented, Meg Quinn. Check out her lovely spread all set up in the penthouse kitchen. I love how she uses color, texture and seasonal fruits to create the perfect cheese tray!
Textile Marbling on Linen Napkins
Our workshop covered 2 types of marbling, Ebru marbling with "size" on linen and later marbling on paper with Suminagashi inks. For the textile marbling, We used linen napkins. One was a heavyweight absorbent textured linen, while the other was a smooth finish, suitable for a pocket square.
Please read more to see the amazing results and receive the short list of supplies to use!
Marbling napkins with Textile Paints
Today, I am excited to announce my next workshop, Holiday Gift Marbling! I have been working with this technique for years in my studio and teaching it in the classroom. This holiday season, I wanted to try my hand at marbling cloth napkins along with marbling large-scale marbled art prints for gift wrap. I really hope that you can join me for the workshop on December 10th at Domain in Weho. It is going to be a lot of fun. With the holidays just around the corner, this is will be the last creative Sunday of 2017!
Here is a little preview of the techniques that I will teach at the marbling event! Now, who is ready to marble something with me?
For this project, I used:
I have to admit that marbling on cotton with textile paints can be more challenging than the marbling on paper that I have tried in the past. Please read on, if you are interested in learning more and would like to see the final results on fabric!
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