Entries by Amanda Stewart

Solar Dyeing with Kids

This is such an easy dye technique anyone can do it! All you need is… A jar with a lid that can secure to the top or alternatively wax paper & string/rubber band Water Natural fabrics, yarn or thread Plant materials String I always find onion skins both yellow and red transfer to the fabric […]

Natural Dyeing Summer 2020

Rather a delayed post but better late than never! Whilst Provenance didn’t have an indigo dye class this year we did take the time to get a few pots on the simmer. We have had some amazing results with onion skins and better success with madder this time around. Our trusty indigo vat was re-invigorated […]

Trip India 2020 Update

Well our trip was unfortunately very short! We managed to get to Singapore but could not fly on to India due to border closure to all foreigners. Unfortunately we had to return to NZ but we hope to re-schedule our trip at a later stage. Stay posted by joining our community e-letter  

Selvedge World Fair – London

THE SELVEDGE WORLD FAIR – A CELEBRATION OF CLOTH, CULTURE & CREATIVITY 3rd – 5th  September 2020, Mary Ward House, London, UK   Selvedge magazine has a passion for handmade textiles at its heart and a responsibility to support the artisans who make these textiles in its conscience. Over the last 15 years, Selvedge Magazine […]

Annual Indigo Dye Class

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 All materials included + morning & afternoon tea *Please bring your […]

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 […]