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India Flint Workshop – Eco Dyeing


I just got back from a trip to California where I took a 3-day workshop with India Flint.


Magic, alchemy, fun and LOTS of information! I LOVED the workshop! I haven’t done a lot of dyeing before (though I also learned Bengala Dyeing this past summer) or stitching – so this was a whole new adventure.

We went exploring the streets and railway tracks of Loomis and found many treasures.


We rolled them up in cloth, put them into a dye pot…


added water and other materials, boiled it up and waited…



Then…..the magic! Opening the bundles to see what happened…


After 3 dyepots we had 9 squares of fabric that we stitched together…


Then cut!! Then stitched onto a backing and stitched some more….

I find myself now looking at leaves in a new way – their shapes, their colours and wondering what they may become in a dyepot.

I learned so much from India, including a different way at looking at things and thinking about things. Thank you!!



My website: www.saorisaltspring.com


9 replies
    • Terri
      Terri says:

      Yes, it was a major thing for me to be able to go to this workshop. We had planned it long ago and I wasn’t sure until the last days that I would be well enough. I decided to go – and I was so glad to be there. A bit of recovery time now – with lots to think about! More possibilities….

  1. Tricia
    Tricia says:

    Looks wonderful. You are very lucky to get to learn with India! Apart from water and the wrapped bundles what other material did you put into the dye pot please?

    • terri
      terri says:

      Each pot was different – and it all depended on what we found locally. Yes, I was lucky to be able to take the workshop from India – I thoroughly enjoyed it!

  2. lynn
    lynn says:

    It really was magical! I’m walking my furry friend everyday now, looking at the maples around me, waiting for leaves to fall so I can gather and bundle them. The yogurt that is turning in the fridge is headed for some cotton knit…

  3. Judi Gay
    Judi Gay says:

    I just spent an hour on India’s website. Her work is amazing and inspiring. I’m glad you could go. I’ll be putting that on my wish list now.

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