WildflowerTextiles

Hand-dyed clothing and home goods

Sterling, Massachusetts

Announcement    Welcome to Wildflower Textiles!
NEW COLORS TO COME! Some of the blue dyes I have been using are no longer available. I'll be posting new photos of shirts with blue backgrounds, but it will take time. In the meantime, if there is a design you would like with a blue background, and you don't see it in the shop, send me a message and I can let you know what is available.
Most of the designs and colors can be applied to the different shirt styles that are available. If you see a design you would like on a different type of shirt, click on "Request custom order," or "Ask a question." Since each shirt is hand-dyed, there will be some variation in the color and design. If you need a particular size that is out of stock, click on "Ask a question" and I'll let you know how long it will take to replenish. Thanks!

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 2, 2020

Welcome to Wildflower Textiles!
NEW COLORS TO COME! Some of the blue dyes I have been using are no longer available. I'll be posting new photos of shirts with blue backgrounds, but it will take time. In the meantime, if there is a design you would like with a blue background, and you don't see it in the shop, send me a message and I can let you know what is available.
Most of the designs and colors can be applied to the different shirt styles that are available. If you see a design you would like on a different type of shirt, click on "Request custom order," or "Ask a question." Since each shirt is hand-dyed, there will be some variation in the color and design. If you need a particular size that is out of stock, click on "Ask a question" and I'll let you know how long it will take to replenish. Thanks!

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Susan Norlin-Staudaher

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About WildflowerTextiles

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Welcome to Wildflower Textiles!

All items offered by Wildflower Textiles are hand-dyed by myself, one at a time.

Most designs are created using the batik method. Wax is painted on the fabric with a brush, or applied with a tjanting (a pen-like tool that has a bowl with a spout for the wax). The areas that are covered with wax resist the dyes, which are applied using several methods for results that range from subtle to more creative textures.

The high-quality, Procion fiber-reactive dyes share electrons with the fabric – they actually become part of the fabric, rather than sitting on top of it like fabric paint or ink would. This means that the fabric stays soft, and the end result is colorfast.

I usually use beeswax for the resist, but also use soy wax, which is made from soy beans, for some projects. The wax is removed by placing the finished product in hot water, which also removes “loose” dye, and preshrinks the clothing.
Shibori, silkscreening and stenciling are other techniques that I explore!

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  • Susan Norlin-Staudaher

    Owner, Creator

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