We just started a fermentation process to extract indigo. First step is to harvest the indigo leaves and after that directly submerges them in to water. It will take a couple of weeks before extraction of the pigment can start…the outcome is yet still unsure but knowledge is power!
Another summer course at Capellagården has ended. People, patterns, materials and a lots of colours – all in a joyful mix! We have tried different materials and medias and made patterns with dyes, stamps, plants and the sun. Thanks a lot to all the participants and to Estelle who assisted me during the week. And see you next summer! Check out www.capellagarden.se in the beginning of 2020 for more info.
Patience is a big part of making research. Sorting out and documenting results and facts takes time. But doing it together on a flying carpet makes more sense. Right now we are building up our experience and knowledge for launching a new business model that includes taking care of the resources and implement a sustainable chain for garments.
We have started to sort pictures for the block printing book. We took over 10000 pictures during our trip and now trying to decide how to tell the story… It´s challenging but yet so fun to work with this project. Baghru is known for “dhabu” resist printing with mud and over dye with indigo as well as the use of natural pigments for block printing with colours. The fabrics needs to be mordanted with harda before you print with natural colours made of iron/jagery, madder and turmeric. This indigo vat has sustained for 9 years!
Back after a very intense month in India where I’ve been doing field studies as well as worked with the book project about the beautiful craft of block printing. Also explored different ways of working with natural dyes for both dyeing and printing. Met so many skilled craftspeople and the knowledge and enthusiasm they’ve shared is invaluable and very inspiring. Thank you all!
Sampling for upcoming project. Working on a library of natural dyes in collaboration with @saramariacarl. Also continuing with the “Collecting colour 2018” project. Made a super powerful indigo vat this time, named India. Each natural vat is an adventure and I have been through ups and downs.
This years´s summer course week has ended. Now we are having a glas of wine in the garden surrounded by Indigo and Busan “the cat” is checking that we are ok. A week full of material, talks, new people, patterns, indigo, shibori, cyanotopi and plants. Big thanks to all of you who participated, hope to see you soon again!
So much knowledge, generosity and spirit of indigo. I’m so thankful for those three days in Athens, working together in Aboubakar Fofanas studio. I will set up a 200 L natural indigo vat for making new tests as soon as I’m back home. It´s magic every time!
Nu är det hög tid att söka till Capellagårdens sommarkurser. Jag håller kursen “Mönstra med färg” den 24;e till 30;e juni. Där du har möjlighet att pröva olika textila tekniker för att göra mönster med shibori, stämpeltryck, cyanotopi, målning m.m.
Now it´s time to apply for the summer courses at Capellagården. I will hold an indigo and pattern course 24th to 30th of June. “Mönstra med färg”. Indigo dyeing with shibori techniques, stamp printing, print with open screens, painting with dyes and cyanotopi are some of the techniques that we work with to create patterns. Check out at www.capellagarden.se
From last week’s workshop att KKV in Malmö. Working with Indigo dyeing and shibori techniques. So joyful to meet new people and share the magic of indigo.
From yesterdays Indigo workshop at Capellagården. It´s magic every time to indigo dye in the garden in-between the textile and ceramic workshops.
Behind the scene of yesterday´s photo shoot together with Emmi Roosling. Piece by Piece. 20 different patterns, all made with different shibori techniques. Exploring the limits and possibilities of clamping. Dyed with iindigo.
The summer course program is now up and running. ‘Mönstra med färg’ including Indigo and shibori and much more will be one of them. Pls. see www.capellagarden.se for more information.
Sommarkursprogrammet för 2017 ligger nu uppe på Capellagårdens hemsida. Min kurs *Mönstra med färg' är en av dem. Indigo, shibori och olika sätt att skapa mönster. Se www.capellagarden.se för mer information.
Indigo workshop with two creative and fun blue days at KKV in Malmö.
Today ‘Open Capella’ invited a group of women from Syria to join in the indigo dying workshop.
Another magic Indigo evening. Piece by piece, 20 pieces of cotton, all in different shibori techniques and dyed in indigo.
Shades of blue. Next planned workshop will be 29th to 30th of October in Malmö.
Evening workshop. Dying indigo with shibori techniques. It´s magic every time.
Working with new design for jute rugs and a serie of household items. Indigo and nature colors, a timeless combination!
Working with sketches for 2017. Indigo, burned sienna and natural shades of linen.
More lines, crossing, bending and layering.
Natural Indigo dyeing. Working with foldings and texture combined with dyeing.
Preparing an Natural Indigo vat and researching for new projects. Indigo in my dreams… The working shirt belongs to Miho.
För er som längtar efter sommaren. Capellagårdens sommarkurser finns nu på hemsidan.
For those of you that longs for summer. Capellagårdens summer coursers are now up on the website.
Ännu en kreativ Indigohelg. Tack alla medverkande för en lyckad workshop.
Another creative Indigo weekend. A big thanks to all participants for a wonderful workshop.
Stort tack till alla medverkande för en lyckad Indigo & Shibori workshop på KKV i Malmö.
Big thanks to all participants in the Indigo & Shibori workshop at KKV in Malmö.
Indigo dyeing on paper.
Linen and silk yarn resist dyed with Indigo
Indigo workshop at Capella.