Japanese Indigo or Persicaria Tinctoria, originated from China and Vietnam and is an annual dye plant, part of the Buckwheat family and producing blue pigment (with a high count of Indican the precursor of Indigo). It is Frost tender and has a fast growth (16 weeks in my case from planting the seeds to firstContinue reading “My Indigo diaries 2022 – Day 1 – Planting Japanese Indigo (Persicaria Tinctoria) seeds”
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Creativity can take many forms but sometimes you lack confidence and need a little help to get started. If you want my helping hand along the way but cant make it to a workshop then one of my kits will help you to start your journey into Indigo or Eco Printing. My kits come withContinue reading “Kits for an easy make”
Everyone has some pairs of jeans in their wardrobe… those that you cant quite throw away but don’t want to wear anymore… Cassandra Barron from Bookbinding with Cass and me .. The Lansdowne House we have decided to welcome you in our studios this winter… We want to share our amazing creative spaces with youContinue reading “Open studios – Up cycle your old jeans in our studios”
The other morning I checked my art supplies, I though they were a bit low before the next day workshop and so… time to replenish… on my way to … The Kelvingrove Park…. in the West end of Glasgow, walking distance from my studio, it is lovely and a little hub of nature in theContinue reading “Why I love my Journey as an Eco Artist !”
For details on all my courses please look Here Do you like cooking from scratch ? you know that feeling of opening the fridge to an old onion and some scraps of cheese but then this beautiful home made quiche comes out of the oven soon after … It is a bit like up-cycling… ThisContinue reading “Make books for Christmas ! Hand-bind Upcycled wood and Indigo Shibori into unique hand made books !”
My next week end Indigo Shibori is in Glasgow in September … I would love if you wanted to join… Detail and booking When I was a child at some point I ended up with this Tie Dye tee shirt… I remember taking some elastic bands and tying them on a tee shirt around someContinue reading “123 – Indigo Dye – Fold and Print was a great week end ! Now I am feeling BLUE !”
You have to love the “Blue Dye” no? Would you like to try it? I will be running some basic Indigo Shibori workshops within the next few weeks… but if you love your Blue Indigo Shibori read below… some interesting facts for inspiration !!! Come for a short Indigo Shibori workshop and get the chanceContinue reading “Indigo Shibori … Fold, Stitch and Clamp the best Blue and White print !”