Natural Dye Workshop - Dyeing with Protein Fibre

Natural Dye Workshop - Dyeing with Protein Fibre

July 31, 2018
I conducted a Natural Dye workshop for the Saskatoon Spinners and Weavers Guild. There were 10 students. We were welcomed by one of the Guild member's homes to have the workshop there in the country, over-looking the river just near Waneskewin National Heritage Site.
Caring for Your Naturally-dyed Scarf

Caring for Your Naturally-dyed Scarf

December 18, 2017
Garment care labels can be difficult to navigate. In this blog post you can find a link to the Canadian website for care symbols and what they mean.
Dyeing with Cochineal

Dyeing with Cochineal

September 26, 2017

This amazing pink and dark red is achieved from small bugs called cochineal that live on desert cactus. See some of the dying take place in this video.

Print & Paint with Natural Dyes

Print & Paint with Natural Dyes

May 05, 2017
A workshop of printing and painting with natural dyes. So wonderful to attend another workshop at Maiwa Handprints!
'Colours of Nature' with Charlotte Kwon

'Colours of Nature' with Charlotte Kwon

April 16, 2017
This amazing 4-day workshop was with master dyer Charlotte Kwon from Maiwa Handprints in Vancouver. An in-depth study and preparation of many different kinds of fabrics.
Silk Taffeta - Dying with Indigo

Silk Taffeta - Dying with Indigo

February 06, 2017
Silk taffeta has a lot of beautiful qualities, one of which is sound. It makes a swish sound when you wear it - another dimension that makes this fabric so exotic.
African Mud-dying with Aboubakar Fofana

African Mud-dying with Aboubakar Fofana

October 25, 2016
I had the good fortune to attend a workshop with Aboubakar Fofana, which for me may be a once-in-a-lifetime thing. It's quite something to be able to spend time with one of the world's best known artisans. 
Woven Stories

Woven Stories

October 24, 2016
A fashion show in Saskatoon, SK, with my featured designs. The show focused on Slow Clothing, taking a look at some of the more thoughtful and intentional aspects of our clothing.