Easy Shibori Tutorial- With Paint Sticks

Easy Shibori Tutorial- With Paint Sticks

One of my favorite things to do with shibori is to use things I have around the house.  I have a lot of paint sticks from projects past.  This pattern is so much fun!  I love the way it makes a jagged abstract stripe down the middle.  I made this pillow from a linen- I absolutely love working with linen because it takes the dye so so beautifully!!

ARTIST INTERVIEW WITH JENNIFER FALKOWSKI

ARTIST INTERVIEW WITH JENNIFER FALKOWSKI

 sat down with Shibori artist Jennifer Falkowski and we had a great conversation.  We talked about her shibori practice, indigo vats, crazy quilting, creativity and the indigo facebook group she runs.  

October 14, 2020 — Catherine Ruhl
OFFICE CHAIR UPCYCLE AND REUPHOLSTERY PART 2

OFFICE CHAIR UPCYCLE AND REUPHOLSTERY PART 2

I have put up the second video of the chair reupholstery!  It turned out so cute.  I love it and it's really comfortable.  Check it the video and please subscribe to my YouTube channel : Catherine Ruhl

October 07, 2020 — Catherine Ruhl
OFFICE CHAIR UPCYCLE AND SHIBORI REUPHOLSTERY PART 1

OFFICE CHAIR UPCYCLE AND SHIBORI REUPHOLSTERY PART 1

I am making over my home office/ studio space.  I was sitting in a chair that was not good for my back and I had to make a change.  I decided to go onto craigslist and find a used office chair.  I found one, but it needed to be reupholstered. This is my first reupholstery project, so buckle up for this really fun and time consuming project.

FACE COVERING/MASK SEWING TUTORIAL

FACE COVERING/MASK SEWING TUTORIAL

I've detailed my step by step for making my favorite face covering/ mask pattern.  I have downloaded the pattern from the link below.  I have drafted the pattern up and down to make sizes.  The face covering in the video is an XL that I have adjusted to be bigger than the L. The best thing about this face covering is that it has ear elastics and head straps. 

Denim Dress Upcycle Shibori Tutorial

Denim Dress Upcycle Shibori Tutorial

Do you have a piece of clothing or two that you love and have thought about throwing out, but you can't because you love it too much?  This denim dress is a favorite and is past its prime.  It's faded a lot and has some stains on it.  I wanted to give it a new look in hopes that it can have some more life. 

 

September 17, 2020 — Catherine Ruhl
Artist Interview Katrin Reifeiss- Talking Slow Fashion

Artist Interview Katrin Reifeiss- Talking Slow Fashion

I sat down with Kat Reifeiss to talk about making slow fashion and dyeing. She has two lines: Katrin Reifeiss and Wear Upstate. She is an experienced dyer with a line of handmade clothes and accessories. We talk about how she got started, her process and even get a little tour of her studio!
September 11, 2020 — Catherine Ruhl
Shibori for Reupholstery Fabric Tutorial

Shibori for Reupholstery Fabric Tutorial

I'm re-vamping my home office (like many people) and I am going to reupholster an office chair.  Check out the video for the whole process!  
Artist Interveiw: Susanna Taylor Natural Dyer

Artist Interveiw: Susanna Taylor Natural Dyer

I sat down with Susanna Taylor to talk about natural dyeing and life!  She told me all about her 7+ years of dyeing experience.  We go over learning how to natural dye in the Amazon Rain Forest, and moving out of NYC
Jelly Fish Shibori Tutorial

Jelly Fish Shibori Tutorial