Saturday, 25 January 2014

MS_SS_14 preview

photography Tara Darby
hair Selena Middleton

silk ikat smock top and hand dyed solush pants in organic cotton and satin bemberg

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

g e n i u s

Gyotaku - the Art of the Fish print

Sunday, 13 October 2013

dyer's hands

sorry for the lack of posts recently, the last couple of months have been filled with intense productivity, some life changes, and little spare time.
this is my first weekend not working in ages (and connected to the internet!) and I wanted to catch up with the world out there by sharing India Flint's beautiful dyer's hands.

dyeing has become such an important element in my life over time.
I have explored many possibilities within dyeing - from the basic fold and dye I learned at school, to more ambitious experiments with reactive dyes.
more recently, I have started to conceive dyeing as a tool to connect with nature and to learn the possibility of colours within plants.

in my recent journeys, I have connected with several women dyers/designers and I am touched by the generosity with which these women are happy to share and be of support to one another:  there is a sense that even though some might be on a similar journey, each one is entitled to it.

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Friday, 30 August 2013

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Friday, 2 August 2013

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Thursday, 25 July 2013

beautiful Shiva Rose writes about her kundalini yoga retreat in New Mexico

Monday, 22 July 2013

new dyes, new stockist

dharmette dresses and manas tanks hand dyed with natural dyes now available at no6 in New York

Monday, 15 July 2013

thanks for the nice write up PIG magazine !

Wednesday, 3 July 2013


new patchworks in the shop

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

a day with Faryal

Quilts on show at the Brooklyn Museum

Irene, a fanzine by Faryal

a song 

"Kyema" by √Čliane Radigue. Very meditative. 

an icon 

Madeleine Vionnet

a film 

I love Terrence Malick's work. 

a plant 

The humble dandelion, considered a nuisance even though its leaves are extremely nutritious and tasty. I like the Greek style of preparing them. 

a colour / texture 


a garment  

A sari that belonged to my maternal grandmother. It's atypically minimalist: iridescent silk that shimmers from pale pink to lavender without the usual metallic filigree and trims. 
I think she wore it with silver jewelry. Her simplicity was very elegant.

a meal 

Fresh fish, vegetables, broth, butter, herbs, lemon. A glass of wine. 

a moon

I once read the charming notion that we consume "lunar energy" when we eat mushrooms, 
because they grow by the light of the moon at night. I love that.

check Faryal's work here

Friday, 31 May 2013

SS13 now available at Weltenbuerger, Los Angeles (online & in store)

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Ashley Thayer / Maricolous Textiles

I hooked up with Ashley in L.A. for a mini dye party (I've always wanted to dye with eucalyptus bark), a few yoga classes (she is training to become a teacher of Iyengar yoga), and general chit chat covering communes, chris o'dowd and everything in between.
I got to try on one of her hand woven ponchos,
and admired her archive of tie-dyed textiles.

she is incredibly talented, inspiring in many ways - and you should know about her work too !

Ashley Thayer
I dye, weave, quilt, dreaw, paint

L.A. 10 years. First half Topanga, last 5 years in Highland Park

a song
Gram Parsons with Emmylou, Hearts on Fire

an icon
B.K.S. Iyengar

a film
Top of the Lake, Jane Campion's new miniseries-movie. How does she do it???

a recipe
Esalen Kale Salad
Good with eggs for breakfast or with just about anything else.
First slice a red onion finely. Combine 1/3 Braggs or Tamari, 1/3 lemon juice, 1/3 olive oil and put the onion in with the dressing mixture.

Wash the kale (curly kale is best) and tear it into thumb sized pieces. 

After about a half hour the onion is limp from the acid of the dressing and you can pour it all over the kale. 

Massage the leaves. 

This is actually super important! Take the time to really get the dressing rubbed into all the leaves.
Add avocado and toasted pepitas, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds and/or pretty much anything else!

a book
Light on Astanga Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar.
the way he unpeels the layers of the 8 limbs of yoga and explains the practice is blowing the doors off my mind

a colour
blue, always blue, but couldn't do without them all

ph 1,2,6 from Ashley's website
ph 3 Maricolous textiles at Otherwild shop in Echo Park 
ph 4 perfect 69 tops dyed by Ashley
ph 5 walnut hulls vat
ph 7 Ashley's studio