It's so rare that I document my process. Most projects end with me thinking - too bad I didn't keep those branches, or photograph my block carving in progress. Well, I'm finally learning from past regrets. Here's a little glimpse into designing my block print patterns ~ from nature's inspiration to finished product (in this case - naturally dyed organic jersey headbands for my Spring markets).
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Three different colors/patterns of poncho tees coming with me to Clover Market this weekend. The peachy-mauve color is from avocado skins & pits. The grey ponchos are dyed with Cutch and then bundle printed with wet leaves that had fallen during a big rain storm. And lastly, the sage green is pomegranate and iron salts - a favorite combination of mine.
I designed these with the idea that the block printed pattern on the Mauve & Sage ponchos would run down the back, but they look just as great with the pattern on the front. Perfect layered with long sleeve tees in the Fall and worn slightly off the shoulder in summer.
One of the things I love about working with natural dyes is that everything is truly one-of-a-kind. It's almost impossible to get the same result twice. These will be in my online shops in a couple of weeks.
I'm block printing lots of napkins and runners for my Fall shows – maybe a few tablecloths too. The fabric is 100% Hemp, and it's so beautiful. I love the way the block print shows the texture of the cloth.
Find the napkins in my shop.
Find me & the napkins next month at Brimfield Antique Market (New England Motel - booth M6)
Squam is such a beautiful place and the art fair is magical. Needless to say, I'm completely thrilled to be returning for my second year as a vendor. It's definitely worth the trip for an evening of shopping, beer, and creative conversation. Hope to see you there!
Clover Market is tomorrow in Bryn Mawr, PA.
Hope you'll come, say hello, and do some Mother's Day shopping. It's 10 - 5pm, rain or shine... hopefully, shine.