Indigo! Allez les bleus!
Bize- Minervois, France
Nu ligger den uppe, årets drömmigaste kurs i byn Bize-Minervois i södra Frankrike. Ett efterlängtat gästspel för mig i en unik kulturmiljö, där Birgitta skapat en dynamisk mötesplats för människor från världens alla hörn. Skynda skynda, först till kvarn!
"Kursen kommer att hållas utomhus i det torra och varma septemberklimatet. Huset vi håller till i har gott om utrymme om det mot förmodan skulle bli sämre väder. I trädgården växer vejde, fikon och andra färgväxter för begränsade experiment. Detta är tiden för vinskörden, det finns fortfarande färsk frukt och massor med grönsaker.
Byn är liten och skryter med flera restauranger, två bagerier och en badflod mitt i byn. Marknader finns lite varstans och det går att ta sig till medelhavet med bil på knappt 40 minuter. Men när vi väl har landat här brukar vi vilja stanna kvar".
Läs mer om kursen och platsen på; www.flodhuset.se
Anmälan sker via mail till; firstname.lastname@example.org
Längtar du efter att arbeta med färg och lära dig mer om färgväxternas magiska värld?! Nu ligger årets workshops och kurser uppe och är sökbara på respektive hemsida. Kurserna riktar sig både till dig som är nybörjare och har erfarenhet.
Du utgår från din egen kunskapsnivå.
Vi kommer att hålla workshops i vår studio i Stockholm i mars & april. En ny plats för i år är Sala slöjd och hantverksförening i maj. Jag besöker även Tjörn och det fina Egnahemsfabriken i juni i år igen och så även Ädelfors i Smålands skogar, innan det blir en längre kurs på hemmaplan och sommarkursen “Mönstra med färg” på Capellagården.
Det blir även två helgkurser på Capellagården, en under våren med Indigo & reservagetekniker i samarbete med Linnea Blomgren och en under hösten med naturlig färgning och eko print. Som grand finale för året blir det en fem dagars indigo workshop i Bize Minervois i södra Frankrike!
Mycket att se fram emot. Du hittar mer information och hela kalendariet för året under rubriken “WORKSHOPS”.
Notera att jag inte tar emot anmälningar utan dessa görs på respektive arrangörs hemsida. Hoppas vi ses under året!
Vår hand blocktryckta kimono infärgad med naturlig indigo.
(Finns även i gråbrun infärgad med tanniner och järn.
Pris 1 000 kr ex. frakt. Skicka DM för förfrågan.
Tyget är tillverkat av ekologisk bomull och har blocktryckts med ler reservage för att sedan överfärgas med naturlig indigi. Varje kimono är unik i sitt uttryck och tryckt i samarbete med Juned Khatri @ajrakh.art i Ajrakhpur, Kutch, Indien. Regionen är känd för sitt mångsidiga och rika hantverksarv. Namnet Khatri betyder “Den som fyller ytan med färg”.
Blocktryck ger en naturlig variation på ytan och växtpigment ger levande nyanser som förändras över tid. Kimonon skärs till och sys av Babu Bhai i byn Dhori i samma region. Symaskinen har en central plats i hemmet och Babu har som många hantverkare i Indien, ärvt skrädderiyrket av sin far.
Boom craft studio producerar handgjorda textilier. Vi arbetar exclusivt med naturliga färgningsmetoder, ekologiska garner och tyger. Vi tror på långsiktiga relationer, småskalighet och transparens. Det är bra för både människor och miljö!
Läs mer om vår tillverkning och hållbarhet på @boomcraftstudio
/ Linda & Sara
One collaboration that I cherish and are very proud of is the one with Anders Sandlund and Tullin Hossain and their families. We have been collaborating for over ten years. Making durable and sustainable bags and accessories in vegetable tanned leather. The bags are made in a small workshop in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Transparent production with sustainability in focus. Our goal is to make bags that will last a lifetime and can be mended if needed.
I myself only own bags from Böle and Sandlund/Hossain and it's a privilege to be able to use your own design with this quality. If you are going to buy one bag this year check this up! Now working with adjustments and new design to be released in August 2023.
You will find more pictures and information under the headline LEATHER GOODS.
“Body & Surface” a three days kick start workshop with the textile class at Capellagården. Working with volume, silhuettes, different sketching methods, texture and surfaces. Transferring sketch in to three dimensional shape and back to sketch. Practising the ability to create compositions, volume and texture and different methods for sketching in a creative process. So much fun ideas and creativity!
PS. Schools can book this workshop for either three or five days. Pls. send an email for requests.
You will find the story of Boom Craft Studio, my artistic practise and our view on sustainable working methods and more…
BOOM Craft Studio will be at MUJI Community Market, @mujisweden @ahlens.city.stockholm
We love indigo and crafted textiles. You will find our handwoven indigo fabrics, organic indigo pigment, block printed kimonos and furoshoki for sale at 4th floor, November 19-20 2022. There will also be information about indigo us and our natural dyeing workshops!
Holding a two day´s supplementary training for craft teachers for Örebro Länsmuseum in Bergslagen. Natural dyeing, eco printing and dyeing. Sharing some knowledge in this wide and deep field. Hopefully to be brought back to the schools and children!
The final open workshop of the year. Natural indigo and pattern techniques. This workshop was hold in our studio in Stockholm where we invite smaller groups of participants to experience the wonderful world of indigo! You find more information about my workshops and see the full schedule for spring/summer 2023 under " WORKSHOPS".
Thank you all participants for a lovely indigo blue weekend together! See you in Mars 2023.
Now time for own practise and new body of work for upcoming exhibitions and collaborations in 2023!
Another dyeing weekend! Thank you all participants for colourful days together. Dyeing with different marigold’s, cosmos sulphureus, acorn, walnut and onion skins. Making beautiful prints and patterns with eco print or bundle dye.
All natural, organic and local. For sampling we use mostly recycled textile materials. Taking care of the resources and create awareness of sustainable dyeing methods.
Stort tack till curatorerna Markus Emilsson, Camilla Ed för den fina hängningen av Sydosten. Gå och se denna rika, finurliga och sammansatta utställningen med samtida hantverk, konst och design på Kalmar Konstmuseum. Utställningen pågår fram till den 9 januari 2023.
During Stockholm Craft week nine makers present Parts and Pieces, an exploreative exhibition with varied starting points in art, craft and design, connecting diverse practices, materials and techniques. The work on show present different forms and stages in the process of making. Thank you everyone that came last night to the vernissage!
Open until Sunday at WIP:Sthlm, Västbergavägen 26, T-bana Telefonplan or bus 145, 165 from Liljeholmen.
“40 delar, klippta som ett lager av en imaginär T-shirt. T-shirten får stå som symbol för dagens massproduktion av textilier. Och en kommentar till att de tonvis av plagg som produceras alla faktiskt rörs av en människa i någon del av hanteringen. Monotont arbete som fortfarande utförs av handen i produktionsleden. Varför värderas det inte högre? Om vi synliggör handens närvaro i processen och ställer den emot massproduktionen blir det konst då? En associativ lek med bärbart och icke bärbart, människan och maskinen. Upprepning av en form med olika innehåll vittnar också om att varje del tagits fram för hand, då massproduktion inte tillåter den typen av variation.”
Boom craft studio i samarbete med Linnea Blomgren
9 oktober 10-12.15 på Östasiatiska museet ,
håller jag en föreläsning om indigo, användning och tradition i en global kontext.
Som en del av Stockholm Craft Week på Östasiatiska museet bjuds du in till en dag med företag, konstnärssamtal och workshop på tema indigo och krapp.
INDIGOMADDER är ett utställnings-, föreläsnings-, och workshopprojekt initierat av Svenska Vävakademin och curatorerna Åsa Pärsson & Linnea Blomgren
Läs mer och köp din biljett på www.ostasiatiskamuseet.se
Vernissage på "Parts & Pieces" torsdagen 6 oktober 17-20. Utställning och öppna verkstäder på WIP under Stockholm Craft Week, 6-9 oktober, 10-16.
Med utgångspunkt i hantverket har konstnärerna i atljékollektivet WIP:sthlm skapat utställningen Parts & Pieces, ett slags collage som ger rum åt och kopplar samman deras vitt skilda praktiker, material och tekniker. Samtliga utställare är medlemmar i WIP. sthlms ateljékollektiv och representerar mångsidighet och expertis inom en rad olika hantverkstekniker och material.
Welcome autumn storms and heavy rains! Our dye plants are still blooming and we are collecting seeds in large quantities for next year’s cultivation. At the same time, I also hold a natural dyeing workshop for the textile students at Capellagården. We harvest and dye with fresh plants both from our own cultivation and the wild. On Friday, the exhibition “From seed to dye” opens for the Harvest Festival, Welcome to take part in the entire process from cultivation to dyeing at Ölands Skördefest, Sept 30 – Oct 2nd 2022.
There is still one spot left for the indigo workshop in our studio at WIP in Stockholm in October 22-23.
Read more and purchase your ticket at; www.billetto.se
Still some spots left to our indigo workshop in October in Stockholm. For more info and to apply pls. see link below; www.billetto.se
Nila, Deva, Adi, Vema, Uja, Vasu & Aditi. Our Handwoven organic cotton fabrics sold by meter.
Handwoven and natural dyed kala cotton fabrics. The quality is soft and comes with some beautiful textures from the use of indigenous kala cotton. We love this quality and are grateful to collaborate with the master weavers Dinesh and Naran @vankar_deepak_ & the gifted dyer Naresh @nareshsiju
We support a long weaving tradition in the region. And by collaborating directly with craft communities we are also part of a sustainable chain from farmer to consumer.
Send DM to purchase. You will find more information about our partners in craft and the fabrics @boomcraftstudio in previous posts.
The work with the book “A dyers notes” are now up and running again! Documenting my process of dyeing with all the dye plants and others at Capellagården. Indigo, madder, cosmos, woad and many others. Over 50 differents dye plants has yet been mapped and 200 shades has been dyed. We are self-sufficient with seeds and the practise includes the whole process from seed to dye. The project was initiated by Linda in 2020. In A dyers notes you will find her recipes, tips and tricks and different techniques for using natural pigments and also how to create patterns.
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First day and the textile students learn how to harvest and store pigments. Indigo, madder, marigold, dyers coreopsis, cosmos sulphurous, woad and others. We are now self sufficient with seeds and are happy to share some of them! All organic cultivated and from own harvest. This is the third year that I run the project “From seed to dye” at Capellagården, Öland, Sweden. Read more under “FROM SEED TO DYE”
This dreamy garden is our dye plant garden at Capellagården. The project “From seed to dye” is initiated by me and run together with the textile class.
We cultivate and work with different methods for dyeing, bundle dyeing and indigo dyeing. We are seeding, re potting, planting, taking care of (with help from the garden class during the summer weeks). And finally we are harvesting, extracting and dyeing with all those beautiful plants. Nature is a wonderful source and a sustainable way to learn and to understand the value of hard work and how to use resources in a respectful way.
During this year's harvest feast at Öland Sept 29th – Oct 2nd we will open the doors to the dyeing workshop and invite you all to take part in our work. On Tuesday all the students will arrive and we will start harvesting. Welcome!
Our dye plant garden thrives and so does the weeds. We are cultivating indigo, woad, marigold, madder, dyers coreopsis and several other dye plants. We are self sufficient from seed to dye with some of the plants cultivated. We are also sharing seeds from our healthy organic cultivation upon request.
Woad has been used in Sweden and Europe to dye blue shades on textiles for decades. We work with several methods and different types of vats to dye our textiles. Woad is biennal and year two the plant bloms with small yellow flowers. Below you can see the seeds that starts to develop. We also use the seeds for eco printing and dyeing. So many ways to take care of the natures pigment! The leaves are higher in indigotin year one so it is preferable to use them the first year to get a healthy vivid vat. Looking forward to coming week when we will work with eco print and natural dyeing…
This week I’m at Ädelfors folkhögskola in Småland holding an natural indigo dye workshop with different pattern techniques. We are working with Itajime, Arashi and Mokume Shibori as well as clay resist paste in combination with indigo. So many beautiful folded and stitched patterns!
Another workshop filled with creative joy, new encounters and an ocean of indigo. Creating together is really important for well-being. Sharing the surprise and joy when someone acquires knowledge in a subject or a material means just that.
Indigo has touched me on so many levels and led to friendships all over the world. This deep blue pigment never ceases to fascinate with its many dimensions of history, traded knowledge and aesthetics.
Many thanks to all the cool women for a great blue weekend together at Egnahemsfabriken on Tjörn and to Annika who invited me and in every way made sure that I had the best of conditions. See you again next summer!
Photo of Birgitta Bengtsson
Photo of hand taken by Lena H Sahlin.
Test printing with clay resist using our wood blocks carved in India. New block printed fabrics in making… some new fabrics by meter and kimonos! Love this part of the process to do tryouts and find what’s best for every quality. We are always sourcing organic fabrics and dyes with natural pigments and sustainable methods. In this case indigo.
Thank you all participants for a wonderful blue indigo weekend together in our studio!
The autumn workshops are now released!
Read more and buy your ticket at: www.billetto.se
September 3-4, Natural dyeing and pattern making with bundle dye & shibori.
October 22-23, Natural indigo dyeing an pattern making with shibori & resist printing.
Picture feature @cecilieromanini
Ceramic artist and indigo explorer.
Our indigo babies thrive. It’s soon time to plant them in the flower beds outside our dye and print workshop. We are fortunate to grow in a very fertile place in southern Sweden with a long tradition of environmentally friendly ways of working with plants. Our indigo plants will also be sold in Capellagården’s garden store this summer.
Welcome to visit me here in June. I will spend valuable time in the workshop dyeing and going out on weed hunts. In the beginning of July I will also hold a workshop in Natural dyeing. Then we are using plants from our own cultivation and foraging in the wild. We work with several different patterning methods and pigments and the best of all – It is completely non-toxic!
Indigo, marigold, dyer’s coreopsis, dyer’s chamomile, orange cosmos and woad. This year’s dye plants is in full swing.
Today we also started to prepared the soil. Some of the plants are perennials but most of them are new plants from last year’s seed harvest. A lot of work and joy. This is the third year that I run this project together with the textile students at Capellagården, school of Craft and Design.
A collaboration project with interior architect Andreas Nobel coming up… In all aspects sustainable off course!
This spring I'm represented as one of 12 professional dyers in Sweden in the exhibition ”Inte bara färg” at Sörmlandsmuseum in Nyköping. Runs until October 23rd 2022.
My artistic practice is mainly focused on indigo and other dye plants, including cultivation, extraction and dyeing. I´m also conducting workshops in both indigo and natural dyeing with different pattern techniques. Follow me on instagram for updates; @linda_zetterman
Pls. see previous posts for up coming workshops during autumn 2022. Read more about the exhibition at;
Are you interested in learning more about how to dye with natural indigo? Try different pattern techniques such as resist print and shibori. Join us for a weekend workshop in May! The workshop is hold in our studio in Stockholm. Read more and buy your ticket at; www.billetto.se
I have curated Capellagården’s exhibition at VIDA Museum & Konsthall together with Mathias Nilo. Graphics by Johan Ekelund & Estelle Bourdet
I’m so proud of my students and their fine work. A pleasure to put together and design an exhibition with these objects made by the students from @capellagarden Textile, Furniture and Ceramics departments.
The exhibition runs until 3rd of July 2022.
I recommend a visit!
Pic 1 ”Peaks” by @elena.meneghini ”Evigt liv” by
@henrietta.elfstrom “Koraller” by Johanna Nilsson “Skatbo” by Leo Hodell Westman
Pic 2 ”Eko” by @carlen.karin “Pinus contorta” by Henrik Johansson “Ägg” by Agnes Marin
Pic 3 ”Fiber lines” by @idahagen.no “Origo” by @studio.hakimi
Also participating from Textile @irina.choffat @aliceeekelund @mondkind_sammlung
“Indigo & resist print”
”Indigo & shibori”
BOOM CRAFT STUDIO, Stockholm
”En blå helg”
27/6 – 1/7
”Indigo, shibori & resistprint”
One week summer course in indigo dyeing and resist pattern techniques.
”Mönstra med färg”
One week summer course in indigo and natural dyeing & pattern techniques.
For application and more information Pls. see websites;
New project in making. Handprinted resist patterns. Thoose will be transfered in to wood blocks and printed by hand. Always starts with a sketch made by hand, transforming them in the computer to test repeats and overlapping and disort etc… and then back to the hand that will print the patterns over the textile surface.
On Friday, February 25 at 14.00 I am invited to give a lecture on indigo and the project "From seed to dye" at the Swedish Weaving Academy's Annual General Meeting. Members can take part in all the given lectures, registration via the Swedish Weaving Academy.
Thank you all participants for a wonderful blue weekend! It is such a joy to meet new and old indigo friends! Next workshop with Boom craft studio will take place May 21-22. Tickets available at; www:billetto.se In the beginning of April tickets for the autumn workshops in August and November will be released. Stay tuned!
Yes, a lot of my professional life revolves around indigo, patterns and fantastic encounters with people who share the interest and passion for this magical pigment. I have been studying indigo for over twenty years and the more I learn the less I know… For the past three years, I have been cultivating indigo "Persicaria Tinctoria" on a large scale together with the textile class at Capellagården. All seeds are from our own cultivation. And now it is possible to purchase organic seeds directly from us! We will guide you through the different steps in the process from seed to harvest.
Contact me at; email@example.com or send a DM on Instagram; @linda_zetterman if you are interested to purchase our indigo seeds. Price 5€ plus shipping cost.
Boom craft studio proudly presents 12 unique pieces of handwoven and indigo dyed cotton shawls. Ashok has been working with these beautiful fabrics for over two years. Read more about Ashok in previous post below.
To purchase, send DM on instagram or Mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your requested number. First served basis. Pls. see stories for description of quality, number of indigo dips, size and price for each piece.
Ashok is both cultivating indigofera tinctoria as well as dyeing with natural indigo and mastering the art of hand weaving. He is making small collections of hand woven fabrics and hand sewn garments in cotton. His whole family is a part of the community Bhujodi in Bhuj, who supports other artisans with work to maintain their unique craft skills and be able to continue to work from home. The weavers in Bhujodi are known for intricate hand woven textiles with extra warp and weft that gives the possibility to create very detailed pieces in cotton, silk and wool.
Portrait of Ashok @siju_7
Photo by Sohail Wazir @unevenpixel
Photo of vats @boomcraftstudio @linda_zetterman @saramariacarl
Dear friends even if the summer seams far away…
The weekend course in indigo dyeing & resist print 22 to 24rd of April as well as the summer course in natural dyeing & pattern making "Mönstra med färg" 3-9rd of July are now open for applications on Capellagården's website;
Let 2022 be a year with higher awareness and greater consumer responsibility. Let's work together for a more sustainable way of consuming. Our contribution is to support small-scale artisanal production. This is done without intermediaries and we only use organic materials and natural color pigments or recycling. We take part of the production ourselves and try not to use more resources than needed. We also share knowledge about sustainable ways of working with textiles.
If you are interested in learning more about natural dyeing, see previous posts to sign up for a workshop. In 2022 we will launch our website www.boomcraftstudio.se Where you will find fabrics, pigments, a limited edition of clothes, workshops and tools.
Thank you all participants for co creating such a joyful workshop! Comming indigo workshops will take place February 12-13 & May 21-22 at Boom craft studio, Stockholm and April 22-24 at Capellagården, Öland.
Purchase your ticket at; www.billetto.se
Or at www.capellagarden.se
Vill du lära dig om den mytomspunna kultur- och färgväxten indigo och hur du sätter ett naturligt indigo färgbad och tillämpar 123 metoden? Under två dagar arbetar vi med indigofärgning i kombination med olika mönstringstekniker som shibori* och reservagetryck för att skapa mönster på tyg. Workshopen hålls lördag och söndag kl. 10-16. Fika och provmaterial ingår i kursavgiften. Möjlighet att värma och laga lunch finns. Ett utbud av tyger och indigopigment finns att köpa på plats.
För frågor maila; email@example.com
Begränsat antal platser till denna workshop, anmälan är bindande. Endast platser kvar till workshopen i maj!
*Shibori har sitt ursprung i Japan och är ett samlingsnamn för att vika. sy, binda för och reservera ytor på olika sätt för att skapa mönster.
För anmälan se länk nedan;
Organic "persicaria tinctorial" seeds will be available to purchase from Boom craft studio and Capellagårdens Textile class from December 2021.
We have just made the first batch of pigment from our indigo cultivation at Capellagården. Now we just wait for the seeds to be fully mature and then collected and dried. This little pale pink flower looks so beautiful in the September sun!
Welcome to read more about "From seed to dye"
This weekend I had the privilege to host an indigo workshop for the founders of Afroart. We worked with natural indigo and several different pattern techniques. So much joy to share our interest in craft as well as textile experiences. And also just to spend time together in the workshop!
Thank you Emma, Gunilla, Bodil, Marie, Maja and Katarina and welcome back!
Pls. see www.afroart.se
If you are interested to book a workshop?
A minimum of six participants is requested.
For price and request pls. send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
We have started to harvest our dye plants at Capellagården. This year also cultivated with our own seeds! Our indigo cultivation is upscaled and in a couple of weeks we will start to work with all our pigment treasures. You can read more about the project "From seed to dye" under Projects. Initiated and run by Linda Zetterman & Boom craft studio in collaboration with the Textile class at Capellagården, 2020, 2021.
Supported by Nämnden för hemslöjdsfrågor 2020.
Nu åker Indigocirkusen vidare mot Nyköping och Sörmlandsmuseum. Pågrund av sent avhopp finns det möjlighet att köpa biljett till indigoworskhopen den 2-3;e september (tors-fre). Naturlig indigofärgning, mönstermix och ett hav av blått utlovas!
Läs mer och boka på; www.sormlandsmuseum.se
Thank you Marabouparken and everyone that participated in this weekend´s indigo workshop. Beautiful patterns, new friends and a perfect indigo rose, nothing else to ask for! Next natural dyeing workshop at Marabouparken will take place 11th-12th of September. Pls. see www.marabouparken.se for information and purchasing tickets.
14-15th of November there will be an indigo workshop in our studio in Stockholm. More information to come
Boom craft studio exhibits @marabouparken 26/6 – 3/10 2021
Welcome to meet us there 27th of August 12-16 PM!
NATURAL DYEING WORKSHOPS with
@boomcraftstudio at MARABOUPARKEN
28-29th of August
11-12th of September
If you are interested to participate in any of the workshops pls. see link below for more information and to purchase tickets;
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From 1st of August 2021 you will find Boom craft studio at WIP in Stockholm. We still have a lot of work with set up and interior but are looking forward to fill this spot with textiles and creativity!
Blue indigo shades and patterns is a never ending love story for us. We continue to explore different patterns and dyeing techniques in the dyeing workshop.
Here working with habotai silk in combination with itajime shibori and dye in an 123 indigo vat. If you want to take part and learn more about indigo join our indigo workshop @marabouparken in August and September. More info to come shortly!
The hands of a master. Handwoven organic and natural dyed kala cotton fabrics. We sell fabrics by meter and soon some kurta shirts will also be available!
This quality is very soft and with some beautiful textures that comes from the use of the short staple indigenous kala cotton fiber. We love this quality and are very happy to collaborate with the weavers Dinesh and Naran in Jamthada, Kutch, India.
We support a long weaving tradition in the region.
By collaborating with craft communities we are part of a sustainable chain from farmer to consumer. This gingham check will soon be available in our web shop.
Finally all our plants are in place! Months of sowing, nursing, preparing the soil and pot up changing is over. Our flower beds are now home to indigo, madder, marigold, bronze fennel, woad, weld and other dye plants. Soon ready to dye and use for eco print and other experiments. Such a privilege to be able to cultivate in this scale and to use this both for education and own practise!
“Kutch Kala Cotton connects farmers, pickers, ginners, handspinners, weavers, hand block printers, natural dyers, tailors and consumers in a supply-and- distribution network that´´ reminiscent of India´s legacy of weaving khadi reinterpreted for modern markets. This in turn, helps promote an indigenous species of cotton for textile production in tandem with the local ecology of Kutch and also facilitates forward linkages that provide sustainable livehoods.”
Initiator to The kala cotton initiative
Below our beautiful multi coloured hand woven check fabric in Kala cotton dyed with natural dyes! Soon in our web shop!
Read more about Kala cotton at; www.khamir.org
We are so happy to be able to meet and work with so many skilled artisans. Many of them are working in a long tradition of textile makers. Some are also going in their own direction, Ashok is among them. He and his family of skilled weavers and dyers lives in the beautiful village of Bhujodi in Kutch. Known for intricate hand woven pieces with extra warp and weft that gives the possibility to create very detailed and fine work in cotton, silk and wool. What´s also unique with this weaving family is that they dye their own yarns in indigo and other natural pigments. In the yard behind their home you will find a family of 11 indigo vats. In this family the knowledge and respect for the living pigment is truly inpiring.
Ashok is both cultivating indigo himself as well as dye and weave. He is also making hand sewn garments in cotton. The whole family is also part of the community in Bhuj and supports other artisans with work to maintain their unique craft skills and be able to continue to work from home.
Ashok has been working with those beautiful handwoven and indigo dyed fabrics over two years. Each piece is unique in quality and shade and we will have a limited numbered edition of 12 pcs.
Portrait of @siju_7
Photo by Sohail Wazir @unevenpixel
A joint initiative with some of the well known craft supporters in the region of Kutch.
Follow link to contribute!
Read more about the five organisations behind the initiative here, (links below);
We, the Kutch Craft Collective are currently working towards providing immediate and long-term support to the artisans of Kutch, individually and jointly. Over the months we will also be focusing on craft & design development for the sector.
The COVID -19 virus has reached remote villages of this large district, where medical facilities are scarce, with no access to emergency healthcare. Their livelihood and wellbeing have become uncertain.
The artisans of Kutch are known for the exquisite handcrafted products that they make. Creations made with love and devotion reach patrons all over the world. Artists, designers, photographers, and travelers find their way to Kutch to learn more about the district which harbors over 30 different traditional crafts.
The Kutch Craft Collective is an organization with 5 leading NGOs of Kutch at its core- Kala Raksha, Khamir, Qasab, Shrujan, and VRDI. For decades, each of the individual organizations has worked towards reviving, supporting, and promoting the artisans and crafts of Kutch. We have now come together to further the cause and support the communities of the district in this global health crisis. We are all located in Kutch and will be able to provide help and support immediately.
We look forward to your support in this hour of crisis. No amount is too small, every contribution counts."
For every year we upscale our indigo cultivation. This year we have seeds from our own plants harvested last autumn. Seeds origin from @the_yarn_tree
Since weather can be cold and rainy during spring in Sweden we are thankful to have a greenhouse where our indigo babies can thrive and grow. They live here for a couple of weeks before planting them out in the dye plant beds.
I use the indigo both in my own artistic practice and the students also take part in the whole process from seed to dye.
In addition to indigo we cultivate woad, weld, madder, marigold and others. Welcome to visit and take part of the result this summer at Capellagården.
Soon we will offer online workshops in natural indigo dyeing in combination with clay resist and different shibori techniques. You will learn how to set a natural indigo vat and how to create patterns with various shibori techniques and printing. The workshops come in three parts that are held in either English or Swedish. The website will be released at the end of May. More information about the workshop and registration will be presented shortly.
Snart kommer vi erbjuda online workshops i naturlig indigofärgning i kombination med ler-reservage och olika shibori tekniker. Du får lära dig hur en sätter ett naturligt indigobad och hur du skapar mönster genom färgning och reservage. Workshopen kommer i tre delar som antingen hålls på engelska eller svenska. Hemsidan kommer att släppas i slutet av maj. Mer information om workshopen och anmälan kommer inom kort. Välkommen!
Patterns at picture made by Isabelle Nordlund at last week’s workshop @designskolan.oland
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!
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; email@example.com
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
I´m one of the exhibitors at 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!