WCFW Outfit

During my stay in Edmonton I decided last minute to make an outfit for the WCFW winter city competition. I used commercial waste fabric from Vancouver designers (leftover fabric from their production) as well as some scrap fabric I had from another project. The hat was knit from local alpaca wool. I had this jacket in mind for a while … Read More

Onion Skin Drop Stitch Scarf

Onion skins are a readily available and lovely natural dye, easily accumulated in your own kitchen or you can ask grocery stores or restaurants. The resulting colours are a range of golden-yellows and oranges. The more you have the better! I usually boil the skins for 30-40 minutes, add the fabric or fibre and keep warm for about an hour … Read More

Red Cabbage -Natural Dye

Using red cabbage as a dye is fun! Not only is it a beautiful colour but it has magical ph colour-changing properties. The dye is considered fugitive and unfortunately will fade, but I have still had lovely results. Red cabbage neutrally is a blue-purple and with acid turns a pink, bases turn it green. ¬†You can even use red cabbage … Read More