Maurizio Michelozzi and Ivano Ziggiotti: Precious colours, medieval miniatures

Passion, dedication and commitment. These might be the three essential characteristics if you want to work in the field of Maurizio Michelozzi and Ivano Ziggiotti. Together they produce a wide range of natural colours, precious colours, which differ from the ones created through chemical synthesis. But their knowledge on medieval art and colours, and its… Read More Maurizio Michelozzi and Ivano Ziggiotti: Precious colours, medieval miniatures

“Favouring the natural” – Charlotte Marembert

I just can’t get enough of this beautifully shot video by Charlotte Marembert. It perfectly captures her work of using natural dyes in her workshop in Brussels. Charlotte’s company, Myrobolan produces natural knitting yarns; wool, merino, mohair and linen, favouring the natural to the chemical. All of her products are dyed naturally using plants that grow in gardens in Auvergne… Read More “Favouring the natural” – Charlotte Marembert

Shibori, Celtic scarves and weaving techniques: Bleupom Designs

What do the Celts, Vikings and Japanese have in common? It may surprise you, but they have all recently set their sights on… Biella! Yes, you heard that right, Biella, the Italian town world-famous for its yarn and home to a fascinating handicraft studio where valuable threads such as linen, silk cashmere, alpaca, angora and… Read More Shibori, Celtic scarves and weaving techniques: Bleupom Designs

Incorporating ancient Mayan techniques in the modern world

Quetzaltenango, Guatemala – Mayan women artisans are taking advantage of modern technology and sustainable design trends to bring their products directly to Western consumers. More than 50 women artisans in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala have partnered with the local Fair Trade organization, Y’abal, to share their ancient weaving traditions (Y’abal, meaning “hope” in the k’iche’ language was… Read More Incorporating ancient Mayan techniques in the modern world

Stitches, Feathers and Natural Colours on Textile as a Metaphor of a Personal Journey Part Three

Guest Article by Roxanne Lasky Go to Previous Page My stitch work has run the gamut of techniques, from the machine variety of free-motion quilting and embroidery to traditional hand embroidered stitches like those that embellish crazy quilts and back pockets of blue jeans. Chain and feather stitches and the simple Kantha of running threads… Read More Stitches, Feathers and Natural Colours on Textile as a Metaphor of a Personal Journey Part Three

Stitches, Feathers and Natural Colours on Textile as a Metaphor of a Personal Journey Part Two

Guest Article by Roxanne Lasky Go to Previous Page I jotted down every thought that came across my mind. And before long, I was telling a story of migration. Migration of the dyes moving gracefully through the fabric, crossing grid lines and arriving in other spaces. I realized that this echoed the story of my… Read More Stitches, Feathers and Natural Colours on Textile as a Metaphor of a Personal Journey Part Two