Non-Traditional Dye Plant Essentials


Hello, in my last blog post I talked briefly about how for the last three years my garden has had the main focus of growing flowers for their dye results. I tested almost every flower in my garden, but especially the ones that were deep colours, and I have had some spectacular results as well as a lot of underwhelming ones. And I think I have come to a point where I can dial back the frantic obsession of trying every plant in my gardens dye potential as well as only buying plants that have intense colours for their dye potential.

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Fall/Winter Wardrobe: Made and Done! (Part 2)


Hello, here is part two of my finished fall/winter wardrobe. So this post consists of two shirts one Edwardian inspired and the other Rococo/ Marie Antoinette inspired. One is cotton and the other is my usual silk-cotton blend with chiffon. One is purple one is blue. I’m running out of ways in which to sum up their differences in obvious or one word descriptions. So I’ll just jump in and describe the shirts in their full, from dyes to sewing features to overall look and inspirations!

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Fall/Winter Wardrobe: Made and Done! (Part 1)


Hello! I am very happy to be back writing! As I felt these last few months of school was mostly making and no writing at all because I had no time for it and I didn’t have a true writing class. Anyways moving along. Today I am going to share with you my fall/winter wardrobe (aka my projects from my self-directed surface design class)! I hope you enjoy!

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Planning a Fall Wardrobe


Hello everyone! It feels like it has been awhile since my posts have been regular but that is due to school starting again and it has started with a vengeance. So far most of my classes have been all right but I am most excited about my fibres dyeing and painting class as I get to pick and chose my own projects along with how and when I make them with a few loose due dates.

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My Me-Made Wardrobe


Hello everyone, recently I finally got to take proper pictures of a few of the tops that I have sewn, which is exciting to me for two reasons. Firstly because most of the pictures you have seen on the blog so far are taken quite quickly in the back room of the house with poor lighting so they aren’t photos I am particularly proud of or two think that they represent the best of natural dyes. So I took the time to take proper pictures of a few of my favorite shirts and I think they represent natural dyes beautifully and I want to share them with you.

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Me-Made Closet – Summer Cotton Shirt

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Hello everyone, how are the last days of your summer? In my neck of the woods it has actually decided to be summer and be sunny opposed to the wet rain and overcast skies that have composed of most of my summer weather. I’m not complaining about the sunshine and going out for ice cream today. However that is off topic, as today I wanted to share the last garment I made before school begins. All summer I have wanted to make myself a cotton shirt to wear in the summer heat. Or lack there of as we didn’t have a summery summer this year. Anyways it took until nearly the end of summer to get to this project but I finally got to it and it had its own bumps on the road but I am pleased with the results and am here to share them!

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The Adventures of Knitting a Sweater


Hello everyone, as I mentioned a while ago I have been teaching myself how to knit and was starting off with a sweater as my first true project. You can read my first post on the subject here. Now I haven’t quite finished the project as I have run out of yarn (please excuse me I am a rookie knitter here) and am waiting for it to arrive in the mail since the yarn store ran out of the yarn I was using. But all I have left to do is one sleeve, the ties, and sewing the whole thing together. So in the meantime I thought that I would share what I have done!

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