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!!
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 thought we’d post the following workshop to our guild series.
So we realized that it was about time for us to make nontoxic indigo dyed undergarments as these fabrics tend
to be closest to our body in sensitive areas. Below is a matching set for women.
…and other women’s…
Men’s of course
These new items are currently posted on our shop!
Dresden dyer’s guild coat of arms includes stirring and turning sticks, a reel for winding fabric, and a rake.
We felt it appropriate this season to begin a workshop series in different studio/workspaces and give each
its own little dyer’s guild.
Our first workshop will be held Saturday, May 31st in the dye shop of Parsons-Meares, Ltd., a company
producing state of the art costumes in New York City. The workshop will focus on natural dyes in costume,
primarily colors of the shakespearean era. Learn basic natural dyeing techniques using colors that would
have been used in the theater including a naturally fermenting indigo vat, madder, weld and cochineal.
Leave the workshop with knowledge, color samples and a cotton tote bag to keep your sheet music or dance
clothes in. We hope to see you there!
MAX CAPACITY: 12 students
TIME: 10-4 (we will take a break in the afternoon-food nearby, kitchen space in shop.)
HOW TO SIGN UP FOR WORKSHOP: Pay ahead using paypal and send payment to
email@example.com, and in an email, RSVP your name and we will send you a waiver and
release of liability to sign before workshop.
Queen Elizabeth in Tyrian Purple (mollusk) and below; Shakespeare’s Globe Theater today.
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.