Entries by Amanda Stewart

Recycled Silk Products

A number of customers have requested information about our recycled silk products. We have yarn, scraps, bundles of strips, squares 22cm x 22cm approx. and fat quarter packs. Because these items vary every time an order comes in we do not have them on the website. However, we are always happy to send photos of […]

Customers Creative Ideas

Provenance recently attended the Cambridge Creative Fibre Event and was delighted to meet Simone who had used our recycled silk sari yarn on a felted headboard. Thanks Simone for sharing your amazing creative idea!

Madder Dye Trials Day Two

Oh dear! Helps if you read the instructions correctly! Should have been Calcium Carbonate not garden lime! Should be able to get the Calcium Carbonate from the local brew shop. Will re-use the dye bath and just add the calcium carbonate and see whether we can revive the dye, if not the liquid will end […]

Madder Dye Trials

Today we started our trials with Madder, a very different process to that of indigo! Madder requires a mordant, we used one dip of alum on yarn and fabric, and also some with just a gall dip; Jenny Dean’s recipe uses an alum, gall and alum mordant regime. We had an over abundance of red guavas […]

Dyeing in Dannevirke

On Saturday March 16th Yvonne attended the annual dye-in at Dannevirke’s Spinners & Weavers Club. What an amazing setup! A fabulous day to dye-up your stored collection of yarn and try some new plant dyes or techniques. Yvonne also took a Provenance Indigo dye kit to trial. This kit is based on Michael Garcia’s 123 Indigo vat and […]

Indigo Dyeing @ Provenance

Another successful indigo dyeing class completed! Once again Auckland Anniversary weekend gave us fantastic drying weather and some amazing work was created. Can’t wait until next year so share the magical experience of indigo.

Indigo Dye Classes 2019

Spend a magical day learning to dye using a natural indigo fermentation vat. We show you how to: * setup your own indigo dye vat (indigo kits available @ $30ea) * simple shibori techniques * dye using our indigo vat Maximum of 8 people per class. All materials included plus morning & afternoon tea! *Please […]

Help Support Design Education for Artisans of Kutch India

Today Provenance donated to Somaiya Kala Vidya Artisan Design School. If you would like to support the amazing work of Judy Frater and team please visit the GlobalGiving website to donate; https://www.globalgiving.org/…/design-education-for-artisa…/ You can also help support graduate artists like Irfan Khatri by purchasing his work through Provenance Artisan Textiles; https://www.provenance.co.nz/artisans/  

Update from Aranya Naturals

As some of you maybe aware recent rains in India have been devastating and you may have seen images from the state of Kerala. Aranya Naturals is situated in Munnar some 5hours from Kochi and has been greatly affected by the deluge. In the township of Munnar one hospital staff member lost their life along […]