I love this lil dress... or tunic depending on how tall you are! Yummy handwoven texture and scoop back collar
I can't get over my new studio vibes... maybe I'll have an open studio and invite you all over! Thanks again @elamblackman for helping me beautify the space
So in love with this photo!
Western Africa, both along the coastal regions and further inland, has an incredibly rich history with indigo. The noted Arab traveler Ibn Battutah once visited Kano, an ancient trading city in northern Nigeria, where he remarked on the indigo dye pits of Kofor Mata. Nearly seven hundred years later, those same pits are still being used today.
In Africa, indigo is typically prepared through one of several methods: either fresh leaves are steeped in a wood-ash lye in vats or deep pits, which are set into the ground; or they use balls of dried leaves that have been either kept back from harvest or acquired through trade. The fabrics that are dyed are usually mill-woven cottons, either locally made or imported, which they decorate through a variety of dye-resist techniques – including tie dye, stitched and folded resist, wax batik, and starch resist. John Gillow highlights some of these techniques in his wonderful book African Textiles: Color and Creativity Across a Continent. Some excerpts below, taking my favorite examples.
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#tbt Still so in love with this photo Tara Bodin took of Steven out in Briones. Initially he wasn't even going to model, he just came on a hike with us, obviously, we talked him into putting some of the indigo pieces on. I love how well my pieces work on both women and men, small and large.
These are still some of my favorite photos!
Finally got some plants in the studio! I'm not sure what took so long. They brighten everything and make it feel like home!
Loving this photo of Haley in her new indigo tunic. Seriously makes my heart burst just to think about all the amazing women I met there this year. The best part of selling at Spirit Weavers was seeing the most amazing women wandering around in my pieces throughout the weekend. So fun!