To let the hand lead your eye… So wonderful to teach natural dyeing and various pattern techniques. Nature is magic and the outcome is often a surprise even for me. I enjoy and invite the chance to be a part of the result! Two days crash course in natural dyeing at Designskolan, Ölandsfolkhögskola.
This is the third year that we cultivate indigo at Capellagården. This year we are also using seeds from our last year. We have also upscaled the plant beds. I use the indigo in my own practise as well as for educational purposes. We work with all the steps from seeding, cultivation, harvesting, extracting and finally dyeing. In our climate persicaria tinctoria thrives but we are only able to harvest once a year due to sun hours and short summer seasons. This year some of the plants will also be able to be purchased at Capellagårdens plant school. And we still have some seeds if you feel urged to start cultivating! :)
For sowing we used one part perlite, one part sand and two part plant soil. Our plants have been in our greenhouse for a couple of weeks and today they were ready for beeing replanting in bigger pots. Since it is a very cold spring still in Sweden it will take a couple of more weeks before we can put them out in our flower beds. The plants will stay in our greenhouse until then.
We still have a lot of dye plant seeds left from last years dye plants. The seeds are organic cultivated at Capellagården 2020.
Pls. contact me if you are interested to exchange some dye plant seeds or if you just would like to cultivate some of our seeds! :)
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Today dyeing with natural pigments from Jaipur, India. All the dye plants are cultivated in India by local farmers. Collected and dried and finally grounded to powder. We are test dyeing on silk, wool, linen and organic kala cotton. All fabrics are pre mordanted with alum and post mordanted with iron, alkaline and acid. We work with 1,5 times WOF for full colour and always use the 2nd and 3rd after vats as well.
Marigold, euphatorium, cutch, madder and indigo will be soon be possible to purchase at
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The pandemic situation in India is beyond catastrophic. Hospitals are overcrowded and the need for medicines, oxygen and healthcare is endless. It is difficult to know who to help and no one can help everyone but everyone can help someone! UNICEF works to vaccinate people in the most vulnerable parts of our world. By donating SEK 100, you can contribute to 3 persons being fully vaccinated. For SEK 200 6 persons etc…
From last weekend's indigo workshop at Capellagården. Natural indigo dyeing with indigo from both India and El Salvador. Different methods and tools used to combine dyeing with pattern making. Katazome print with rice flour paste as well as clay paste. Screen print, block print and painting the patterns on fabric. So many beautiful patterns came out and it is such a joy to meet and work with all those creative women!
Next open workshop will be at Sörmlands museum 2-3rd and 4-5th of September 2021. Read more and apply at www.sormlandsmuseum.se
We also plan for an indigo workshop at Capellagården
17-19th of September. (Prel. date).
More information will come soon at www.capellagarden.se
We have started the pre cultivation of this year's dye plant beds. First out is our indigo and we cultivate “Persicaria tinctoria” also named Japanese indigo. The seeds are from the harvest in September.
We soak the seeds in water for approximately 24 hours before sowing. We make a mix of perlite, sand and soil for our seeds to germinate in. Then the indigo babies are placed in the greenhouse and we just continue to nurse and wait. Moisture, sun and organic soil will help them to thrive!
Making indigo ink and print paste for painting and block printing. Exploring different fibers in combination with the natural pigments; Cutch and Indigo. Picture upper right from top: On cotton; 1. Cutch, 2. cutch with slaked lime, 3. Cutch overdyed with Indigo 2 minutes, 4. Cutch overdyed with Indigo 6 minutes.
On silk; 5. Cutch dipped in slaked lime and overdyed with Indigo (!), 6. Cutch. (Indigo powder made of Indigofera tinctoria).
This is our latest partner in craft, Champa Chandresh Mangriya. She is a hand weaver and her practise includes both commissioned art and collaborations as well as working with her own designs. Champa lives in Kutch, India and is the second generation of hand weavers. Her father taught her to master the art of weaving and today the whole family is involved in the process. Champas mother Rama Ben is the queen of warping. In many ways each weave connects generations of knowledge and skill and carries the story of a familys history. This is also why we love those textiles. And our hope is that you will take care of and cherish them for a lifetime.
New fabrics in the making! Organically cultivated, natural dyed and soon to be handwoven in Kutch. This region is known for it’s versatile craft history and beautiful textiles.
Many artisans has maintain traditional techniques and restored the knowledge about sustainable methods and practices. Small scale, crafted by hand with no use of hazardous chemicals. Combined with a fully transparent chain from maker to customer.
Handwoven by @vankar_deepak_
Dyed by @nareshsiju Kala cotton from @khamircrafts
Design by @boomcraftstudio
Indigenous Kala cotton dyed with catchu. Yarns that will be hand woven in to beautiful fabrics that embraces generations of craft knowledge and history.
If you are going to use new raw materials, make conscious choices. Make sure to benefit artisanal production, where both farmers and artisans get paid fairly for their work. Use organic fibers and natural sources for pigments. The nature knows how to work it!
Get to know the maker, demand and support transparency in the field of textile! Read more @boomcraftstudio!
Working with the textile class at Capella. This week painting and printing checks and stripes and making a small crafted line with bags and sun chairs.
Är du intresserad av att lära dig mer om hur du kan använda naturliga färgpigment i kombination med att skapa mönster med olika tekniker?
Då är det här en kurs för dig! Du får även ta del av vår färgväxtrabatt och trädgård. Läs mer och ansök på; www.capellagarden.se
Sista anmälningsdag är 15 mars!
Vernissage and release for the book "Block print – with trace from the hand". At Fiber Space Gallery in Stockholm in May 12th 2022. Open workshops and seminars will follow. Guests of honor are Juned and Sufiyan Khatri, 10th generation of hand block printers from Ajrakhpur, India. More information will come!
With support from Gudrun Sjödén Foundation, Bengt Julins Stiftelse & Längmanska Kulturfonden and Fiber Space Gallery, Stockholm.
Working with Boom craft studio and prepare text and photo materials for the web page as well as planning for new collaborations. A lot of work and a lot of fun. Slowly starts to take shape! The web page is a collaboration with Simon Zetterman Pieska. Below a sketch for our dhurri and rug collection. Order on demand, hand woven in desi wool and plant dyed… worth waiting for!
Välkommen hit! I sommar håller jag workshopen ”Mönstra med färg” på Capellagården där vi arbetar med flera olika metoder för göra mönster och färga med pigment som indigo, krapp, tagetes, färgreseda mfl. och även med växter från det vilda. På Capellagården driver jag projektet ”Från frö till färg”, ett samarbets-
projekt mellan trädgård- och textilavdelningen. Vi planerar, sår, odlar och skördar färgväxter som sedan används i både undervisning och egen konstnärlig praktik.
På Ädelfors folkhögskola håller jag workshopen ”Indigo, Shibori & Reservagetryck", en djupdykning i färgning med naturlig indigo i kombination med olika mönstrings-tekniker som shibori och reservagetryck.
En sommarkurs kan bli en utmaning och ge livsavgörande inspiration för framtida vägval. Praktisk kunskap, konstnärlig träning och berikande gemenskap går hand i hand. När du deltar i en av mina workshops får du möta naturens egen färgskala och arbeta med olika tekniker för att skapa mönster genom att trycka, färga och bearbeta växtpigment. En både sinnlig och praktisk erfarenhet som förhoppningsvis kan inspirera till fortsatt utforskande! Ansök och läs mer om innehåll och datum för respektive kurs på;
PS. Till hösten 2021 kommer jag hålla två stycken "indigo och reservage" workshops. På Sörmlandsmuseum den 2-3 & 4-5 sept (tvådagars kurser, en nybörjare och en fortsättning) .Hör gärna av dig om du har frågor. Anmälan görs via arrangör.
We absolutely adore the latest member in our family of fabrics. This soft gingham check is handwoven in organic Kala cotton and yarn dyed with natural indigo. Crafted in Kutch, India. Read more about our collaboration partners under "Handloom". We sell limited editions of fabrics per meter and you can purchase by sending an Mail to; firstname.lastname@example.org
The weekend course "Indigo och reservagetryck" is fully booked. If you are interested to learn more about natural dyeing and different pattern techniques pls. check out my workshop "Mönstra med färg" (4th-10th of July) at Capellagården. @capellagarden www.capellagarden.se
Or if you would like to dig deep in to the subject of dyeing with natural indigo pls. see "Indigo, Shibori & Reservagetryck" 28th of June – 2nd of July at Ädelforsfolkhögskola @adelfors www.adelfors.nu
From last weeks dyeing workshop at Capellagården. Working with acid dyes and paints on wool, silk, nylon and other materials to create a triptyk with the theme "From chaos to order". All small wonders of material tests, structures and colours! Always inspiring to be in dialogue with students.
In the making! A limited numbered edition of kimonos and jackets inspired by traditional Japanese Noragi will be released in 2021. You will find them both here and on our website that will be released in the beginning of 2021. More info to come! If you are interested pls. let us know and we will send a reminder.
There is no better way to work with textiles than to reuse and recycle existing materials and support artisanal production in the world. Our goal is to create carefully crafted textiles and clothes that you can cherish and love for life. The textile industry as we know it needs to change drastically! As customer you must also start acting! An easy way to start is to buy less textiles in better quality and also make it last longer! Request a transparent supply chain from the brands you buy from. And finally, wash your fabrics less often and repair and mend them when they break!
During our recent stay in India, we collected several meters of Aachadiya fabrics from the block printing workshops run by Juned and Sufiyan Khatri in Ajrakhpur, Kutch, India. Aachadiya is the top layer of fabric that covers the 9 meter long printing tables used for hand block printing. The tables are also covered with several layers of jute and on top of the soft cotton fabric that absorbs extra pigment when printing. Traditional Block printing is a technique where wooden blocks are stamped by hand and repeated over the surface.
The print also leaves traces on the Aachadiya placed below and these fabrics become like time maps and narrators where you will find traces of both ancient and contemporary patterns, shapes and colours that merges together. All used pigments are from natural sources made from plants such as indigo and turmeric or from a fermentation made of iron scrap and jaggery (cane sugar). The gum arabic resist paste also comes from local sources and grows naturally in Kutcht's habitat.
Each garment is cut by us and carefully placed and combined together, which makes each garment unique. The sewing also takes place in Sweden and 10% of the profit goes back to the village of Ajrakhpur, India.
10th of November 2020
Nu ligger indigoworkshopen sökbar på Capellagårdens hemsida! Begränsat antal platser, först till kvarn gäller. Jag tar inte emot anmälningar, men hör gärna av dig om du har frågor gällande kursinnehåll och material etc.
För mer information och anmälan se; www.capellagarden.se
22nd of October 2020
Workshop with the garden class at Capellagården. A final workshop together with the garden class at Capellagården. They have worked with our dye plant flower bed during year. Soon we are ready with the first part of "From seed to dye " project. And now start to plan for 2021. New colours and new challenges!
14th of October 2020
We have now harvest all our dye plants. Our storage will be filled with dye materials from our cultivation. We feel rich and very fortuned to have this possibility to actually produce our own natural pigments. Those will be used over the year and we will soon start to plan for next years dye plant beds.
11th of October 2020
Our beautiful organic and handwoven indigo fabrics will be delivered in November.
Pls. see more @linda_zetterman.
7th of October 2020
This week I'm holding a creative workshop at Designskolan, Ölandsfolkhögskola. Body and clothes where the student works with silhuettes, texture/structure and create three dimensional shapes in paper and fabrics. Todays assignment is "Transformation".
#bodyandclothes #workshop #lindazetterman #silhuette #clothes #creativespace #structure #texture #construction
26th of September 2020
I´m so lucky that many or my projects in my practise goes hand in hand. Right now working with the "From seed to dye" project and teaching natural dyI´meing and eco printing at Capellagården. We are using flowers and leaves from our own garden!
And @boomcraftstudio has started to collaborate with @kinnysandhu whom cultivates organic indigo in Uttrakand, India. Soon possible to purchase!
#indigo #naturaldyes #indigodyeing #ecoprint #foraging #collecting #dyeing #adyerslife #pigmentsfromnature
20th of September 2020
Thank you all participants for a wonderful indigo weekend together!
#resistprint #indigo #naturalindigo #indigodyeing #shibori #lindazetterman #textile #workshop #indigoworksresistprinthop @boomcraftstudio @neaform @lindazetterman
NEXT INDIGO WORKSHOP WILL TAKE PLACE 23-25TH OF APRIL 2021.
Apply at; www.capellagarden.se
15th of September 2020
11th of September 2020
The Textile salon opens today! My piece “Hide & Seek Par I" is one of the
selected objects in the exhibition. Open 11th to 27th of September.
BOOM craft studio
3rd of September 2020
Yesterday I was invited to Gudrun Sjödén design to talk about natural dyeing and some of the ongoing projects that I'm involved in. I think its important to share knowledge and also to discuss the ups and downs in the textile production chain.
For me and Sara its important to be fully transparent with whom and how we produce our crafted textiles. We also want to share our knowledge and our sources with others. Hopefully also highlight the various textile crafts that we are involved in.
We just received an update from Jamthada, Kutch – the dyeing of our indigo yarns has finally started. The master dyer Naresh Shiju lives and works in Bhudodi village outside Bhuj. He is a well known dyer whom also worked for the NGO Khamir in Bhuj.
Naresh works exclusively with natural pigments in his vats.
We are so much looking forward to visit him and share thoughts about dyes and fibers. Cross our fingers that it will happen in 2021!
#indigo #masterdyer #dyeing #naturaldyeing #craftedinindia #artisans #indigodyeing #oxidation #naturaldyeing #textile #handloomproject #sharingiscaring #sustainabiletextiles #handmade #50metersofwarp #boomcraftstudio
1st of September 2020
Experimenting with resist printing and painting. Using a paste made of clay, epsom salt and gum arabic. So excited to see the results on different fibers and qualities.
Soon time to share some techniques and methods.
#indigoworkshop #resistprint #indigodyeing #naturaldyeing #lindazetterman #textile #workshop #capellagården #capellagarden
10th of August 2020
Two days of natural dyeing using local plants and food waste.
First day with the testpilots from The Shirt Project.
And day two together with our families.
22nd of July 2020
Hej anmälda testpiloter!
Vi kommer att genomföra workshopen på Capellagården i tryckverkstaden den 8/8 som planerat.
- Tid: 10-16
- Plats: Capellagårdens tryckverkstad
Vi ordnar med vegetarisk lunch och fika till självkostnadspris.
Möjlighet till övernattning på Capellagården finns om så önskas för 350 kr/dygn. Behöver föranmälas! Lakan och handduk medtas. * Mat och boende betalas på plats med kort eller swish.
Hör av dig så vi vet om du kan komma eller föredrar ett senare datum. En till workshop på Capella är planerad i början av oktober samt en i Stockholm mitten av oktober. (Datum ej fastställda).
Material att färga på kommer finnas på plats, som vi har förbetat. Även detta till självkostnadspris. Det går även bra att ta med eget betat tyg, max 1,50 x 1 m i något naturmaterial, som bomull, siden, lin eller ull. Hör av dig om du behöver information om betning!
Ditt bidrag blir att börja samla material att färga med och ta med till workshopen. Du och din +1 tar med ca 200 g material/pers och materialen att samla är;
- Avocadokärnor, skal – väl rensat, förvaras enklast i frysen.
- Lökskal, gul & röd lök, förvars torrt.
- Gurkmeja, pulver, finns att köpa i matvarubutik eller om du har hemma. Kan vara idé att samla upp vänner och bekantas slattar i skåpen!
Extra: Torkad tagetes, eller om du har andra torkade färgväxter från trädgården. Rehnfana eller färgreseda etc.
Ser fram emot att träffas!
/Sara och Linda
The Shirt project part II
18th of July 2020
This is what I read this summer. A true master piece! “Natural dyes – Sources, Traditions, Technology and Science” by Dominque Cardon! The best guide thinkable for a practical dyeing practise.
13th of July 2020
TEXTILE SALON at Capellagården. Curator Birgitta Nordström.
Vernissage 11th of September 2020 in Norrlängan, Capellagården.
The exhibition will be open until 27th of Sept. For more information
pls. see; www.capellagarden.se
Jury; Carina Seth Andersson, Birgitta Nordström and Bodil Karsvall.
BOOM craft studio
5th of July 2020
BLOCK PRINTED KIMONO'S
Our beautiful kimonos has arrived from Kutch. Block printed fabrics dyed with natural dyes. Indigo for blue, turmeric for yellow and iron for grey. The fabric is crafted in Juned Khatris workshop in Ajrakhpur and stitched in the village of Dhori. Will be ready for delivery in August. Pls. send an DM for request. Stay tuned for more information!
#blockprint #resistprint #craftedinindia #indigo #turmeric #iron #naturaldyes #textile #craft #hantverk #slowfashion #sutstainability #lindazetterman #homagetofrancescawoodman
New cups and bowls for Capellagårdens café 2020
18th of June 2020
CERAMIC – CUPS, BOWLS & PLATES
Latest collaboration! A series of thrown cups, bowls in earthclay and trays in birch.
For Capellagårdens café and restaurant. This project is a collaboration in between Linda Zetterman, August Sörensson and Johan Ekelund in 2020.
#ceramic #capellgårdenscafé #capellagården #lindazetterman #capellagarden #craft #food #ceramic #textile #furniture #garden #custommade
#hantverk #textil #trädgård #keramik #möbel #café #restaurang #öland
13th of June 2020
Second edition of our prize winning book "Capellagårdens kokbok, Platsen, människorna och maten" has arrived. You can buy it in nearest book store or from the exhibition- and garden shop at Capellagården or at Carina Set Andersson's beautiful shop at Södermalm in Stockholm.
#book #capellgårdenskokkbok #1stprizewinner #lindazetterman #capellagarden #craft #food #ceramic #textile #furniture #garden
#bok #hantverk #textil #trädgård #keramik #möbel #capellagården
7th of June 2020
LUPINES – THIS WEEKS SURPRICE!
The leaves of the the lupines gives a florescent bright yellow colour. The flowers gives a faint tone of yellow. Be careful how you handle them since the lupines are invasive and threaten the survival of meadow flowers. Still so beautiful to watch and also to use as dye pigment for textiles. These lupines had "moved in" to our flower bed behind the workshop. They are now a part in the "From seed to dye project".
#lupines #fromseedtodye #naturaldyes #lindazetterman #adyersjournal #pigment #sustainability #cultivation #capellagården #textil #textile #naturaldyeing #pigment
5th of July 2020
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2nd of June 2020
Today we have put the indigo plants in the flower bed with dye plants. Now they will be nursed over summer and harvested in August. We will then try several methods to extract indigo pigment.
#indigo #fromseedtodye #naturaldyes #lindazetterman #adyersjournal #pigment #sustainability #cultivation #capellagården #textil #textile #naturaldyeing #pigment
24 of April 2020
NEW DATE 18th – 20th of September 2020.
This workshop is fully booked!
24 of April 2020
WORKSHOP BODY & CLOTHES
I have just finished the workshop "Body & clothes at Designskolan, Ölandsfolkhögskola. A week full of creativity, structure, transformation, shapes and different sketching techniques in both fabric and paper. So much fun to hold those one week workshops with students. Thank you for a really creative week!
#olandsfolkhogskola #workshop #bodyandclothes #lindazetterman #bodyandclothes #shapes #structure #clothes
A remake story
19th of April 2020
We have received all the 21 selected pieces of Aachadiyas! 9 meters of fabrics that are used as table covers over several layers of jute fabric when block printing. The aachadiya fabrics are made of cotton and can be used for several months before they are rejected. During our Artist in Residence in Ajrakhpur we selected fabrics and also started with pattern making and made prototypes in collaboration with a tailor in Dohri village in the rural part of Kutch.
The beautiful traces of all the printed patterns cover the surface. And the fabrics becomes like a map of history.
We reuse the fabrics and will make a limited edition of kimonos that will be released in 2021. 40 pieces, each will be unique and carry its own story. Our aim is to reuse materials as well as support local crafts people and always work with as little impact on the environment as possible.
#aachadiya #slowfashion #limitededition #blockprint #reuse #remake #sustainability #lindazetterman #textile #artisans #buylessbutbetter #kutch
15th of April 2020
FROM SEED TO DYE
Our indigo babies are doing fine! We have started to cultivate indigo seeds in our green house. We cultivate two different indigo and will use different methods of fermentation both wet and dry to extract the indigo pigment out from the leaves.
#fromseedtodye #indigo #indigoferatinctoria #persicariatinctoria
#naturaldyes #sustainabletextiles #textile #cultivate
12th – 13th of Aug 2020
I will be holding a lecture about hand block printing and present some parts from our coming book "Block print – with trace from a hand". And also conduct a workshop in block printing will during the "Craft teacher seminar" at Capellagården in August.
For more information about the seminar pls. see; www.capellagarden.se
the seminar is canceled
Hope to see you in 2021!