DRIP DYE AND EMBROIDERY
SOYA MILK, SODA ASH AND IRON
Adding to our last post about soya milk, madder and iron, we have been continuting to experiment.
Our latest, dipping a madder dyed dress in iron water and hanging to dry, letting the iron slowly creep down the fibers of the fabric. This left a sutbly colored, almost cartoonish like gray drip pattern on the dress.
Of course, we had to add a bit of embroidery. This dress, being reversible, can be worn with the v neck or the scoop neck. We added a bit of stitching to the v neck side, but is not to bold to be worn down the back of the dress.
CAROLINE AGNES AND USAGI BRAND
We have been doing lots and lots of experimenting over at the Four Rabbit studio.
We recently purchased the ebook, Botanical Colour at Your Fingertips by Rebecca Desnos. Its packed full of knowledge and beautiful photographs and is an incredible resource for anyone interested in natural dyeing. The book is available at etsy.com
ONE OF A KIND
We are so so so excited to be collaborating with Caroline Agnes. Caroline Agnes was created as a fundraising project by actor and activist Megan Boone. Each piece of baby clothing is made from organic fibers and silk screened sustainably. All of the proceeds are donated to such organizations such as Earth Justice and the Natural Resources Defense Council.
WE DO WHAT WE CAN
Every once in a while we start noodling around in the studio and come up with some one of a kind and limited edition items. We put them up for sale under the Shop page. Most of the time we are upcycling and reusing materials in the studio, and giving a new life to materials that we want to share with you!
Just up.. indigo and iron dyed tote bags and a one of a kind double headed snake embroidered shirt.
Over at the Four Rabbit studio we try to be mindful about waste. We upcycle our test prints and test fabrics into useful objects and reuse dye bath water as much as possible to reduce our water waste. As we grow as a company we will continue to be as sustainable as we can.