I love seeing what other artists are doing and I also love to support them.
When we were in Hawaii a couple months ago (Gosh, I can’t believe that we’ve been back so long!), I bought a couple dyed pieces from artists at outdoor markets. Unfortunately I don’t have names of either of the artists.
This piece was purchased from a woman who told me her family owns a silk factory in Asia. She wouldn’t tell me what specific dyes she used for her pieces, but they were beautiful.
This next artist dyed beautiful rayon sarongs.
Also while in Hawaii I bought this jacket and bag made in Nepal where the proceeds support families. Every time I wear this jacket I get lots of compliments. I absolutely love it and want to try sewing some of my jersey fabric together.
Then this past Saturday I went to a Fair Trade market at a local church and purchased this Ipad holder. Ever since I have been in the Printed Fabric Bee group and have been challenged to use orange, I’ve really gotten to like it!
And then last year for my birthday I bought this poncho from Judy Sall, aka Judy Tie Dye. I had been lusting after this poncho for quite awhile and decided to treat myself. You can buy her other lovely things here.
So much inspiration around. Now to get in the studio and play.
However, any of those projects in my head will have to wait. Today will be our first really warm day so I’ll be outside working on one of our gardens. Have a great creative day!
My youngest has turned me into an orange fan. Now I find it creeping into work I do and my closet. For the longest time he wouldn’t get something new unless it had orange.
I love the jacket you purchased from Nepal. I must have some orange left somewhere in the tee shirt fabric box…..
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Jo, That is so interesting about your youngest! It’s funny that I had such resistance to using orange and now I really look in ways to use it!! Thanks for commenting and dropping by.
Hi Lynda, good morning from sunny Queensland (Australia). I love your blog and would appreciate if you could tell me where I can buy, in Hawaii or anywhere, that lovely fair trade Nepalese bag. Many thanks and stay well, Bonnie
Bonnie, Hello! So glad you are here! The company is called Rising International. Here is just one link I found with their beautiful stuff:http://risingfashion.com/
Love the scarf, and your jacket! I have a similar jacket I picked up a few years back… very colorful! And thanks for plugging my store… hope you are enjoying your poncho as much as I enjoyed dyeing it!
Judy, You are so welcome! I’ve worn it several times but look forward to wearing it more when the weather warms up. Of course when I wore it I hated to admit I didn’t dye it!!
I love orange, especially in the garden. As I look around I have orange all around me! On my walls – a mottled finished with dark orange like a paprika and plum color. So I guess I love orange even more than I realized! Ha ha. I just love your purchases Lynda. My favorite is that handbag.
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Jaime, Your walls sound beautiful! Yeah, that bag is pretty neat!