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  • Catarina Ikat Armchairs

    Posted on 14/01/2016 by A Rum Fellow

    Our friends over at Shoreditch Design Rooms have used our Catarina Ikat fabric on this pair of armchairs and we are in LOVE with them! The Catarina Ikat pattern can be used in so many creative ways to make a striking effect as shown here. We love the pattern matching too! Well done ladies, these look fabulous!

    Our ikat fabric is handcrafted by master artisans, you can see how its made in our short film here. The fabric is available by the metre in our store here. Shoreditch Design Rooms are an upholstery school in the heart of East london check them out here. 

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  • Natural Plant Dyeing in Guatemala

    Posted on 02/04/2014 by A Rum Fellow

    We spent a wonderful day visiting a textile cooperative and learning how they produce their natural dyes. San Juan La Laguna, on Lake Atitlan, specialises in natural dying, a process that artisans have experimented with and perfected over many years. Many of the plants used are local, some even grew in the back garden like the orange flowering sacatincta plant below. The sacatincta produces different colours depending on how long the yarn is boiled in it, starting with blue, then into grey and finally a charcoal colour.

    Indigo dye is achieved with the anil plant, which also grows around the lake. It is first dried in the sun, then ground into a fine blue powder (you can see both forms below).

    The yellow flower of the chilcba makes a yellow dye and is also used for medicinal purposes. The first batch to be dyed will come out the strongest in colour.

    Alamo, the bark of a poplar tree, is used to produce a mustard and a cappuccino colour depending on how long it is boiled for.

     

     

     


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