#handmade

Indigo March

This past weekend I did my first indigo batch of the year! I woke up early to get my blue friend going, after spending hours the night before stitching and clamping fabric.  I added to a vat left from a few months ago.  Hard to say if it really does much but I love the idea of truly trying to grandfather a vat and keep it going and keeping the connection between all one's textile batches. This round I mostly wanted to darken fabrics I had dyed before and I'm learning to limit my fabric quantity. I get so excited.

The cloudy Portland weather was a perfect day for shooting and capturing these true blues. I'm really trying to get myself to utilize this blog more frequently. It helps my process and forces me to use my camera, practicing another passion I behold. It's easy to fall in one direction, isn't it? 

I'm pictured wearing my dyer's uniform. I've somehow happened to continue wearing the same vans, jeans, and ripped denim shirt. What you wear in your studio can make a difference I don't care if you disagree! The shoes and vans get darker each time. Makes me so happy. It's the simple things really. 

Happy Spring! So much indigo product to come. yay.  

Upcoming Holiday Events

Sunday November 30

Portland Flea + Rejuvenation : Sunday Emporium

1100 SE Grand St ∆  PDX OR ∆  

11am - 4pm

 

December 13+14 Weekend

Crafty Wonderland 

The Oregon Convention Center - Exhibit Hall D

777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd ∆ Portland OR

11am - 6pm

 

Saturday December 20

Holiday Trunk Show @ Fort Greene General Store

218 DeKalb Avenue ∆ Brooklyn NY 11205

 

Can't wait to see you there!

xx

 

 

Flea + Sunday Emporium + Stephanie Podasca

This fall/winter season I will be vending at the Sunday Emporium edition of Portland Flea every last Sunday of the month at Rejuvenation on SE Grand St. There's a wonderful mix of local makers and vintage finds and I'm thrilled to use the gorgeous furniture and fixtures to dress up my assortment of hand-dyed throw pillows. Each pillow is 100% handmade and totally unique. I've always felt that it doesn't matter what your couch looks like because the power of a good throw pillow speaks volumes in a single room and can easily impress. I will also have a mix of current silk scarves, as well as new textile color ways I'm playing with. Can't wait to see you there.

xx