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Piecing Stripes for Napkins

May 4th 2017

I learned to sew when I was 12, and made almost all of my clothes going through school and college. But after I met the charkha when I was in grad school in the early 1980's, the poor sewing machin … read more
Dye & block print on Dye-Lishus® cotton shaded stripe

Dye & block print on Dye-Lishus® cotton shaded stripe

Feb 26th 2016

Here are some close-up photos of the shaded stripe fabric dyed with natural dyes by Melanie of Wild Earth Textiles, then block printed by Heather of Patch Studios. We collaborated on some pi … read more
Zanshi Khadi

Zanshi Khadi

Feb 23rd 2016

Zanshi is the Japanese concept of using up leftover yarns to weave fabric. Generally the yarns are tied together and used as weft.Khadi is the Hindi word for handspun, handwoven cloth. Wiki tells me t … read more
Floral tie-dye

Floral tie-dye

Jan 1st 2016

I tie-dyed the Dye-Lishus® cotton shaded stripe. I didn't really like it very much, but my friend Ruth saw it, liked it, and did some stitching on it. Oh, boy, now I love it! … read more
Dye-Lishus® cotton fabric launch

Dye-Lishus® cotton fabric launch

Jan 1st 2016

In May of 2013 I introduced a line of mill woven Dye-Lishus® cotton fabrics at the International Quilt Market in Portland. There are four fabric styles, mixing treated and untreated cotton y … read more