Today I have a little indigo dyeing going on. I needed a light blue for a piece I have been commissioned to create, a blue to echo the Salish Sea. Indigo dyeing requires a lot of time and preparation. Yesterday I worked on creating the stock solution. Today was creating the working vat and then […]
Opus Daily Practice day 8. Today I decided to work on projects in progress than start a new one based on the prompt. Cold weather is allowing me to get a lot done. One bag finished. One hat finished. The maple leaf drawing is super close to finished, and the kayak drawing is in progress. […]
Opus Art Supplies do a really cool thing for the month of February, they run a feature called Opus Daily Practice in which they encourage people to engage daily in a creative pursuit. 28 days of working on your daily practice to refine and engage consistently with your art. Last year I found out about […]
I thought sharing a post on eco-printing was a suitable post on Earth Day. A lot of the textile work I do focuses on natural and plant based processes rather than chemicals.
The scarf pictured above has been eco printed. This is a process where the silk has been dyed with the natural occurring pigments of leaves through a lengthy process of bundling the item tightly to achieve the best contact with the leaves. Results can vary depending on the time of year the leaf is picked, the length of time of the bundling, the type of fabric , and the mordants used.
The leaves on this scarf are peony and maple, picked from the garden. Results are always very random with a combination of leaf prints and abstract shapes and lines.
Eco-printing and slow cloth by Debra Hunter
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Today’s image is a Coffee Sweater from our Woods Collection and an image of McKenzie Ponds in Red Deer, Alberta. I’ve decided I am going to try something new with my blogging and other social media with Handmade in Canada, I’ve decided to combine images of Canada with the items. Many of the items I […]
Well I just got in from a walk and realized it is still mitten season! This pair of fingerless mitts has just been posted in the SHOP section of the Handmade in Canada website. The mittens are made of 100% Canadian produced wool. I then hand dye the wool in natural dyes; this pair has […]
Source: Coming Soon……Finger Puppets!
Here is a little update with a few new items about to be released on my other site, Handmade in Canada. The finger puppets have been a huge success with my children and their classmates, so I have decided to release a few in my shop as well as being sold in a local gallery. Gnomes, fairies and airplanes are coming within the next few days. Super fun and great stocking stuffers.