About our Artisanal Fabrics
My products start their life in Japan where exacting standards produce a 220 thread count cotton that is prepared for dyeing. This fabric handles beautifully and is preferred over commercial fabric for techniques where you are handling your fabric intensively. The high thread count ensures that it doesn't fray easily.
I use dyes which are rigorously tested in an American lab for consistency and are of the highest quality.
For most dyeing techniques I use an exhaust process, where you add the exact amount of dye that the weight of your fabric can incorporate. This ensures that no excess dye is discharged to the environment. It requires a great deal of manipulation to ensure that all of the dye bonds to the fabric. It results in a suede like, mottled look which makes a quilt look more artistic than commercially produced fabrics do. All dyed fabric has been washed 3 times with dye inhibitors. I strive to control the variables in my own laboratory to make the product as reproducible as possible. None the less, it is said that serendipity lives in the pot.
If you wish to receive a free sample of the initial fabric I will send you one if you provide a self addressed stamped envelope. Please send to Dyeing2helpyou, 2517 4 Street South, Cranbrook, BC Canada V1C 5C5.