Indigo-dyed pieces are back in a big way. They looked easy breezy on the runway at both Boy by Band of Outsiders and Tory Burch this season. Paired with a low sandal and a messy braid they seem more summer in New York than summer at camp.
From dip-dyed to folding and binding techniques, this isn’t the tie-dyeing you did in Girl Scouts. The options are endless. While you’re dyeing the Rye Tote use the extra dye to update things you have around the house. Throw in an old cotton dress or some pillow cases that have seen better days.
TIP: To create a lighter dye use more water and to create a darker dye use less water.
From left to right:
1. Dip-dyed 2. Rolled and bound with rubber bands 3. Folded into triangles with a very dark dye 4. Folded into triangles with a very light dye 5. Rolled and bound with rubber bands using a very light dye
The Hudson Collection is inspired by long weekends upstate exploring the Hudson Valley. It’s officially spring and we’re all about relaxed, easy to wear styles. Linen and cotton in indigo and metallics are taking up serious shelf space at our favorite home boutiques. We’re using a trio of luxe natural fabrics for a market tote, lovely lavender sachets and a silk thread bracelet. To keep it earthy we paired the natural fabrics with faceted hematite and quartz crystals.
We’ve seen dip-dye techniques on the runway at Band of Outsiders and Jonathan Saunders (and every cool chick on the lower east side) and we can’t get enough of it. With this collection you’ll learn a modern take on traditional indigo dyeing that will have you dyeing everything in your house.
Evie outdid herself, as usual, with the delicate illustrations for the Hudson Collection. With a wash of watercolor the sublte neutrals in this collection come to life. We heard you when you asked for more silver projects! The collection includes a gorgeous quartz crystal necklace with silver chain and delicate silver bracelets. Both are perfect for layering or making your own by mixing and matching the beads.
With a nod to everyday glamour this collection is all about natural fabrics that feel great like linen, silk and cotton. The metallic linen is our newest obsession and the silk and cotton get an easy upgrade with indigo dye.
We took a trip to Madison Square Park this weekend to see Orly Genger’s public art instalation Red, Yellow and Blue and were blown away by the scale of the work. Orly uses lobster-fishing rope that she crochets and weilds into massive layered sculptures. She and her team hand crochet the rope in her Greenpoint, Brooklyn studio and the evidence of hand is eveident even at such an impressive scale.
While Orly has been creating installation and gallery work for years she’s also been using similar materials, including rope and paracord, to create jewelry. Her current jewelry collection with Jacyln Mayer take cues from the primary colors in her Madison Square Park installation. Seeing her work at both a very intimate personal scale like jewelry and at such an overwhelmingly scale makes us rethink the possibility of even the most overlooked materials to create something powerful.
To read more about Orly’s work don’t miss the piece in the New York Times this weekend. She’s no stranger to the fashion world either- check out her collaboration with VPL where Orly enveloped the models in climbing rope.
The For the Makers app is now available to download! You can now easily view step-by-step tutorials on your iPhone and iPad. We know you want to be be making without being tied to your computer so we’re excited that now it’s super easy to craft from anywhere. Ah-mazing.
Upload images of your finished projects by clicking on I Made This. They will be featured here, on twitter, and our facebook page so keep ‘em coming! We are still testing the app and making improvements, please email any feedback you have.
We love how these necklaces combine hard and soft textures. They’re perfect over just a simple spring t-shirt and jeans. How do you make a statement?
1. Ceramic and twill ribbon Marion Vidal necklace 2. Raffia and pearls Vanities necklace
Don’t miss the Hudson Collection that ships next week. After a relaxing trip upstate this winter we created a collection that is all about quiet moments, lovely natural materials and subtle sparkle. Today is the last day to reserve yours. We can’t wait to reveal the collection on Friday.
Don’t miss the Hudson Collection that ships next week. After a relaxing trip upstate this winter we created a collection that is all about quiet moments, lovely natural materials, and subtle sparkle. We can’t wait to reveal the collection on Friday. Today is the last day to reserve yours!
Sunny days are made for playing hookie #picnicstyle
It’s absolutely gorgeous in New York today an we’re crushing on these pretty pastel ceramic pieces from Leif. This time of year always reminds us how happy a little cherry blossom makes us.
Make your own ceramic inspired pieces. With polymer clay even the kiddos can help make the moms in your life a beaded necklace or a set of pretty garden stakes.
Find our clay bead tutorials here and here and our garden stake tutorial here.
lovley Leif finds: 1. Peach Polka Necklace 2. Dotted Garden Stake Set 3. Pastel Sorbet Cup Set