Dyeing fabric with black walnuts

How I made dye and ink from black walnuts and what I learned about the black walnut dye

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Being annoyed by pilling shirts and dirty airports – about materials.

Choice of materials we use in buildings and fashion can help reduce waste.

New! Silk scarf: TONIC OF WILDERNESS

SHOP is open      

Beauty * Usefulness

I drove over the hills, past the farms, fields and woods of beautiful New England today to deliver my hand printed work to the holiday show at Washington Artist Association in Washington, Connecticut. It is almost the stick season here with few trees still holding on to their golden yellow and brown leaves. Red berries … Continue reading

Art patches

Art of Art Patches When I draw with my children I have the most fun making images. No worries about how or what to draw just let your hand run wild across paper. When I started to make art patches I felt I was having fun and not taking myself too seriously. So I have … Continue reading

BLOCKprintedArt will be at Mad Hackers STEAM Fair 2015 in Danbury, Connecticut

The second Mad Hackers STEAM Fair for interactive makers (science+technology+engineering+art+math) is on Saturday October 17th, 2015. I will be presenting  BLOCKprinted Art (follow this link to see the animation with paper puppets)* and Paper Puppets Band with my daughter, which is a interactive printmaking project based on my daughter’s drawing of animals playing instruments (she drew it while listening … Continue reading

Notes from studio: about collaged old book covers

It is hard to say where the ideas for projects come from. I believe, after watching my toddler rip cover off of an old book, might have been Curious George, I felt sad to see the beautiful cloth covered book cover broken. But it could be my long time preoccupation with old books in general … Continue reading

To Mamma Ida,

Mamma Ida, is how my Estonian great-grandmother was called among family, she was kind, humorous, and always making something.   There are few of her handmade things that I own and cherish as special heirlooms: tablecloths, her blouse, mittens and socks  she made for her grandchildren. She didn’t try to line all the stitches evenly … Continue reading

How we made my BLOCKprintedArt label

I am an artist, illustrator and printmaker who enjoys well designed things. For a year I worked hard and had fun (!) designing my printing blocks for fabric but I felt I needed help with designing labels for my cards and printed fabric. I asked my designer friend to help me out – Liis Simon designed … Continue reading