We recently started a dye order with a great women’s american heritage workwear brand called Nativen
based out of NYC and want to express how excited we are about the beautiful bandanas they just came
out with! We dyed them in Madder/turmeric, indigo, and cutch/black walnuts. The designs are by amazing
illustrators and were hand printed in brooklyn. Check out their site. They sell great vintage clothing too!
Their website is…..
Also, checkout their STORIES page. They compose great interviews with makers.
We were honored to be a part of this process!
We had an awesome time at Kremer Pigments for our indigo workshop. We have a couple
more fall courses to sign up for still, one other in NY at The Horticultural Society of
New York and a Yellow themed workshop in Bryn Athyn, PA. Checkout these pics from Kremer!!
Article featuring our fall workshop series in Bryn Athyn in The Philadelphia Inquirer.
We had a very successful and fun time dyeing blues last weekend in Bryn Athyn. We focused on using a naturally
fermenting indigo vat and also experimented with making deep blues with Logwood. Shibori and Itajime
techniques were practiced as well and the group made some great discoveries!
The Logwood ended up looking almost black/blue on silk and wool and a blue/purple on cotton
Everybody came up with very intricate patterns!
kremer pigment showroom
Come to our workshop at Kremer Pigments! They are hosting an indigo dyeing
workshop on October 11th from 10-3 for only $20.
For registering, email or call Kremer Pigments NYC at firstname.lastname@example.org
More info at http://www.kremerpigments.com/
Want to learn new techniques using indigo dye? You will get to experiment wrapping, painting/printing
patterns on fiber and dip into a naturally fermenting indigo vat. Sign up soon!!
Workshop in Bryn Athyn September 27!!
We have been working on some swatches. Making lots of over dye swatches with beautifully knitted fibers.
Checkout http://www.admknitting.com/ who we have collaborated with on the swatches.
There are still companies that do woad-indigo dyeing. Woad creates the indigo pigment and it is considered
by some to be a weed. Its origin is from England; Tender Co. celebrates woad in its native environment.
Tender Co. works with Woad-Inc. in Norfolk to do the actual dyeing.
Woad is not quite as strong as the indigo plant. You need more of the plant to dye with and often an increased
number of dips for a darker blue. Because it is often looked upon as a weed (particularly in the U.S.), it is easy
to pull and make your neighbors happy.
The Hillside is now working with Tender Co. to produce a woad-dyed cloth.