Entries by Amanda Stewart

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 […]

Update from The Fabric Social

“Late last year, The Fabric Social sent over Anissa Dove to work with the wonderful MBoutik Myanmar on sourcing and product development. Anissa was an instant hit with our Bagan based project partners, and worked closely with them to develop new weaving patterns, colour schemes and natural dye processes. Our second collection with MBoutik featured natural […]

A Fabulous Indigo Blue Day!

A great sunny day meant perfect drying weather for a range of beautiful fabrics created by 4 enthusiastic stitchers! Very technical patterns were stitched at speed to produce some amazing effects; another successful indigo class!

The Cambodian Charitable Trust

A couple of years ago I came across the Cambodian Charitable Trust which was setup by Denise Arnold of Tauranga. The board members include patron Theresa Gattung and ambassador Nadia Lim. As some of you may know both Yvonne and I are keen advocates of education and in particular that of young girls and women. […]