MaiTribe

Natural dyes on contemporary clothing and fabrics

Wiarton, Ontario | 2 Sales

MaiTribe

Natural dyes on contemporary clothing and fabrics

Wiarton, Ontario 2 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars (2)

Announcement   My present works are Natural dyes and Japanese shibori resist technique on fabric. I also integrate some Eco printing and stencil printing.

All items are hand dyed by myself, in my small studio, in central Ontario, Canada.

These textile pieces include silk scarves, cotton daypacks and cotton tunics.
My tunics were made for me in Jaipur, India according to my specifications. They are very versatile and comfortable to wear. My daypacks were sewn in Kerala, India.
Made with care and passion, each individual item is unique.

Additionally, I am dyeing on repurposed napkins and tablecloths.

A large variety of natural dyes, including Madder, Logwood, Cochineal, Alkanet, Indigo and others are part of my exploration. I also make and use dyes from plant material found at home, during the warm months (Goldenrod, Walnut, Sumac, Acorns and various fruit trees).
Some of the Shibori techniques I have used include: Arashi, Kumo nui, Mokume and Itajime.

www.maijazemitis.com

Announcement

Last updated on 20 Dec, 2018

My present works are Natural dyes and Japanese shibori resist technique on fabric. I also integrate some Eco printing and stencil printing.

All items are hand dyed by myself, in my small studio, in central Ontario, Canada.

These textile pieces include silk scarves, cotton daypacks and cotton tunics.
My tunics were made for me in Jaipur, India according to my specifications. They are very versatile and comfortable to wear. My daypacks were sewn in Kerala, India.
Made with care and passion, each individual item is unique.

Additionally, I am dyeing on repurposed napkins and tablecloths.

A large variety of natural dyes, including Madder, Logwood, Cochineal, Alkanet, Indigo and others are part of my exploration. I also make and use dyes from plant material found at home, during the warm months (Goldenrod, Walnut, Sumac, Acorns and various fruit trees).
Some of the Shibori techniques I have used include: Arashi, Kumo nui, Mokume and Itajime.

www.maijazemitis.com

Maija Zemitis

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Maija Zemitis

About

Individually created contemporary art fashion

After many years of working with the airbrush, on canvas, paper and fabric, I have changed direction to a completely different medium-natural dyes and shibori tying on fabric.

Working on fabric is not an entirely new endeavour for me, as I did spend some time on silkscreening on fabric, years ago.

The seed for tying and dyeing on fabric was planted during a visit to the state of Gujarat, in India. There, I met several textile artists, whom have practiced this craft for many generations.
My work gradually evolved from airbrushing on various types of paper to fabric, then to airbrushing and making scarves on silk.

I usually delve into a particular technique for 10 years or longer, until I feel it’s been exhausted. Such is the case now, of moving from painting with my airbrush to tie/dye of fabric.
A consideration of making this change has been the switch from acrylic paint to materials which are natural (silk, linen, cotton fabrics; indigo, madder, buckthorn, logwood etc. dyes)

While I briefly dabbled with some eco printing, using leaves and petals from plants in my garden, the real attraction was elsewhere. The turning point was a 4 day workshop on Indigo and shibori dyeing. After that, an intensive workshop at Maiwa, with the esteemed Michel Garcia brought it all together.
Now I focus on natural dyeing and shibori techniques and I add some eco printing occasionally.

It’s always magical to remove the threads or the resist forms from a fabric, after it has been submersed and left in a dye pot for a time. Equally enthralling is the unpredictable colour result. It’s all about experimentation (and chemistry).

My recent art influences have been inspired by my travels, to countries such as Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Bali and most recently to India.

Shop members

  • Maija Zemitis

    Owner, Creator

Shop policies

Last updated on 08 September, 2017
Welcome! Thank you for visiting MaiTribe Studio Gallery. All of my items are hand made and unique. Each piece is an artwork and one of a kind. Please feel free to contact me with your questions and/or concerns.

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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept returns or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalised orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
If the item that you purchase isn't the right piece for you, please let me know upon receipt. It will need to be shipped back to me at your expense, after which I will ship you another one, of the same value, at my expense.
All of my work is individually made. I am not taking consignment work at this time.
Payment
I accept direct checkout, PayPal, cheque or money order.

Orders paid for by cheque, etransfer or money order will not be sent out until the payment clears.
Shipping
Items are shipped 3-5 days after payment has been made and cleared.

By default all items are shipped via Canada Post, regular parcel. Upon request orders can be shipped Xpresspost or Priority. Additional fees will apply.

All items are shipped in a bubble wrap envelope.

I ship worldwide, and delivery usually takes up to two weeks throughout Europe or Australia and up to one week for North America. Shipping may take longer for other destinations, and during holidays.