So here’s the thing. I’m 100% convinced that Christine from Yellow Owl Workshop is a genius. Her designs have been among my favorites for the past 6+ years, but I also know that she puts an incredible amount of time and energy into product development – from her offset printed cards to her DIY kits – to make each detail as perfect as possible. But I think she’s completely outdone herself with these new Indigo Textile Kits making their debut at NYNOW this weekend!
Christine spent a year and a half basically inventing a new ink that works as both a dye and a paint and is packaged in a dripless nozzle (instead of a big vat of very particular dyeing chemicals). See? Genius! The kit comes with a cotton scarf, but I could totally see this kit being used to create tablecloths and napkins, clothing, or even upholstery textiles. The kit even comes with a booklet of instructions for tie-dye, shibori dye, vat dye, and resist dye techniques, as well as painting and stamping techniques.
So. Awesome. I know a lot of people are going to have a lot of fun with these new kits – congrats Christine!