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$20 DYE SESH AND STUDIO SALE

THIS SATURDAY JANUARY 7TH STUDIO SALE  LOTS OF WALL HANGINGS AND SAMPLES! 20 DOLLAR INDIGO DYEING   BRING YOUR OWN 100% NATURAL FABRIC, EVERYTHING ELSE IS PROVIDED (PLEASE NO DUVETS OR CRAZY BIG PIECES) TRANSFORM YOUR OLD THINGS INTO NEW THINGS! COME WHENEVER BETWEEN 10AM-4PM 620 1/2 N PLYMOUTH BLVD LOS ANGELES CA 90004  

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Bundle Dyeing!

I am soooooooo excited about bundle dyeing!!! It's almost my favorite time of year and I can't wait to start bundle dyeing with some rusty colors and deep fall tones. I needed new inspiration and I'm happy to say I've found it! Here are a few photos of my first bundle dyeing experiment using cochineal, turmeric and foraged flowers, branches and leaves :) First I laid out my materials on cotton. I was going for an abstract look so I wasn't very careful. Then I rolled up everything (I didn't use a stick or pole, I just rolled it on itself) and tied it all up with twine.   And then I steamed it all for about 2 hours, it...

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Indigo Workshop

I'm so excited to teach this weekend! Here is a video that I stumbled across in my preparation for teaching, it's fascinating. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXeectd1GSM  

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San Pedro Art Walk

On Thursday, March 3rd San Pedro is having their monthly Art Walk and I am honored to be Nuda Juice Shop's Artist for the month of March! I will be displaying lots of Indigo and natural dyed pieces as well as some embroidered, collaged, and painted pieces. Check out my art work on Instagram with #aubreysartistic Stop by from 6-9 at  407 W. 6th St. in San Pedro! There will also be food trucks and live music! See you there! http://www.nudajuiceshop.com/ http://www.1stthursday.com/

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Color

I have been having SO much fun playing around with color! I've tried some Turmeric, Cochineal, I've even ground up some berries that grow behind my place and dyed with them. I'm learning that Indigo is actually pretty easy to work with compared to other natural dyes, at least for me. Lately, I've been playing around with cochineal and getting a beautiful range of pinks and fuschia. Cochineal are tiny little parasites that feed off of prickly pear cacti. I buy them dry and then boil them and strain off the dye. Making the dye/ mordanting the fabric is a long process but everything has come out incredibly beautiful. It's hard to capture the lustre of the pink in photos....

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