slowstitchstudio

Handcrafted naturally dyed textiles from our studio.

Chiang Mai, Thailand On Etsy since 2014

slowstitchstudio

Handcrafted naturally dyed textiles from our studio.

Chiang Mai, Thailand | 72 Sales

Announcement    Welcome to Slowstitch Studio!

We are a textile studio from Chiang Mai, Thailand specializing in handcrafted indigo dyed interior goods, fashion accessories and unique naturally dyed textiles. Each of our works is individually hand-dyed using botanical colors, natural fibers and a blend of contemporary and traditional dyeing techniques.

We are Serge and Ann and we founded Slowstitch Studio to share our passion for creating one-of-a-kind textiles that embody our commitment to sustainable practices and the valuing of attention to detail. The colors you see on our works are extracted from various leaves, fruits, barks and other botanical sources. Each piece is individually hand-dyed at our studio and the distinctive nature of our stitch-resist methods ensures that every textile is entirely unique.

Working on a special project or have a custom design in mind? Feel free to send us a message and let's see how we can help each other :)

If you're interested in finding more about our process you can visit our website here: www.slowstitchstudio.com

Follow us on our social media for updates, promotions and sneak peeks of new works in progress.

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/slowstitchstudio
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/slowstitchstudio

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Last updated on Jan 28, 2019

Welcome to Slowstitch Studio!

We are a textile studio from Chiang Mai, Thailand specializing in handcrafted indigo dyed interior goods, fashion accessories and unique naturally dyed textiles. Each of our works is individually hand-dyed using botanical colors, natural fibers and a blend of contemporary and traditional dyeing techniques.

We are Serge and Ann and we founded Slowstitch Studio to share our passion for creating one-of-a-kind textiles that embody our commitment to sustainable practices and the valuing of attention to detail. The colors you see on our works are extracted from various leaves, fruits, barks and other botanical sources. Each piece is individually hand-dyed at our studio and the distinctive nature of our stitch-resist methods ensures that every textile is entirely unique.

Working on a special project or have a custom design in mind? Feel free to send us a message and let's see how we can help each other :)

If you're interested in finding more about our process you can visit our website here: www.slowstitchstudio.com

Follow us on our social media for updates, promotions and sneak peeks of new works in progress.

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/slowstitchstudio
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/slowstitchstudio

Thank you for visiting!

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On Etsy since 2014
Video summary: A step-by-step journey of how we created the Cubes piece for display at Chiang Mai Design Week 2018. Lots of stitching and pulling on this one followed by simmering in a myrobalan fruit extract and rust bath for some brownish-grey accents. The entire piece was then dyed in indigo with some sections being selectively opened more than others for varying blue shades. All natural dyes on silk.
Video summary: A step-by-step journey of how we created the Cubes piece for display at Chiang Mai Design Week 2018. Lots of stitching and pulling on this one followed by simmering in a myrobalan fruit extract and rust bath for some brownish-grey accents. The entire piece was then dyed in indigo with some sections being selectively opened more than others for varying blue shades. All natural dyes on silk.

Our Story

We are Serge & Ann - two textile artists exploring the possibilities of expression through color on cloth.

Chance and luck brought us together in 2013 when we coincidentally found each other studying under the same textile craftsman in rural Japan. Prior to her coming to study the traditional methods of textile making in Japan Ann had graduated with a degree in textile design with specialization in weaving from Chelsea College of Arts in London before working as a textile designer for an interior decoration company in Bangkok for two years.

Computer aided design was enjoyable in its own way, but eventually Ann felt the need to come back to the full sensory and emotional experience of physically creating cloth with her own hands. Taking the plunge she decided to quit her job, fly to Japan and immerse herself in studying indigo dyeing and traditional Japanese textiles.

Serge took a different route to the master craftsman - he found him thanks to a fortuitous turn while wandering lost in the Japanese countryside. Curiosity got the better of him and Serge has been doing indigo dyeing ever since.

Our shared fascination for the handmade approach to textiles developed into a few initial collaborative projects and in the summer of 2014 we had the idea of starting a small blog to share our adventures and experiments in natural dyeing with others.

Thanks to the support of our friends, family and people who love our work that blog eventually grew into what you see here today. Since then we have moved to Chiang Mai, built a textile studio and developed a small dedicated team of full-time assistants who we are proud to call our fellow textile artisans.

At Slowstitch Studio we are passionate about keeping the art of natural dyeing alive. The colors you see on our works are extracted from various leaves, fruits, barks and other botanical sources. After being simmered and extracted for several hours at specific temperatures these dyes are fixed using mineral salts to our range of premium silk, linen, hemp and cotton fabrics. We take pride in using these methods that embody our commitment to sustainable practices and emphasize the value of craftsmanship.

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  • Ann

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Hi! I'm Ann, the co-founder of Slowstitch Studio. On a regular day I can be found doing any number of things, from dyeing the fabrics to photographing products and selling at various fairs. If you have any questions I'm happy to answer them!

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