Customized Pieces To Bring Your Ideas Into Reality
What we Offer
We love working with clients to create a work of art customized to specific needs. For instance, you could be a representative for a school, hotel, building developer, interior designer, or simply looking to fill a space in your office, living room, or hallway. Let us know what you have in mind, and we will help bring your ideas into a reality. We’ll help you fill that blank wall with a beautiful conversation piece!
Water is Life
“Water is Life” was created for the offices of SFU Beedie School of Business in Vancouver. It consists of 4 mounted pieces of 100% Silk, naturally dyed with avocado pits + peels, eucalyptus leaves, onion skin, and indigo. The technique used is Arashi Shibori.
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Engaging With Natural Dyes
Overall, it is our key motivator to spread awareness towards slow fashion alternatives and (re)connectedness to nature. These are important and positive aspects that guides our business in supporting socially and environmentally conscious living. Slow fashion is prepared with care and conscience, a process that is time consuming but very rewarding.
“When engaged with natural dyes, there are no expectations; only the awareness that connecting with nature can create something intrinsically luminous which is unachievable with synthetics. An art of working with nature rather than against it.”
We begin by having you fill out the form so we can have an idea of what is to be dyed, what colour, and when you need it. The actual process of dyeing includes a series of steps that involve:
- Preparation: Weighing, scouring, and mordanting the textile.
- Getting the dye pot ready: Extracting the dye (unless the dyestuff is already in extract form).
- Artwork (if requested): shibori or dip-dye/ombre effect
- Final Wash
In most cases, we will go through a sampling stage prior to dyeing the actual project, whereby you will have the opportunity to choose from a few swatches. This stage will follow after the agreement and deposit has been made.
100% natural fibres only. Examples include: silk, wool, cotton, hemp, linen. Synthetic fibres such as polyester and nylon do not take natural dyes.
Natural dyestuff examples are: indigo, madder root, avocado pits + peels, logwood, cochineal, weld, onion skins, quebracho.
Please note that natural dyes take on a ‘living’ quality. Naturally dyed textiles do not have the same flat & consistent appearance that synthetically dyed textiles have. In some cases, naturally dyed textiles may come out slightly patchy due to varying factors that is just in a word: natural. It is thus important to limit expectations when seeking to have something naturally dyed.
Please plan in advance if you need your project dyed by a particular date. If you are approaching us with a new project, it is best to begin at least one month in advance; However, if we’ve worked with you and your project before, then lead time may be as little as 2 weeks, depending on current capacity.
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