folkfibers Deciding on colors for Ada's baby quilt. Cotton naturally dyed with goldenrod, madder, pecans, osage and pomegranate. 14h
  •   figandme Oh can't wait to see it! you have the perfect palette for the Fall. 13h
  •   gertch These are gorgeous! 12h
  •   leighlyndon My two year old daughter is named Ada May! Love your quilts! 12h
  •   threadandthrumstudio She will treasure it forever 12h
  •   gjennyyy Thanks for the response! I love all your work! 10h
  •   alovelydayathome Gorgeous colours, perfect for your baby quilt. 6h
  •   selfsewn Can't wait to follow the progress of one of your quilts for the first time! 3h
  •   rebecca18kelly Love the palette of colors-brand of cotton? 26min

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folkfibers Breaking ground for the new dye garden! 2d

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folkfibers Pomegranates from my neighbors tree. Even if the fruit is not completely ripe it still dyes fabric beautifully. 6d

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folkfibers This week we harvested pecans for brown and black dyes. I like to pick em' when they are ripe with green husks. 1w

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folkfibers Simply adore these illustrations of dye plants that I use in my work, by @hallierosetaylor. 1w

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folkfibers Ada Mae grinning on a khadi quilt. The pinks in the quilt and her onesie are naturally dyed with madder root. 1w

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folkfibers Love how this pillow turned out! Naturally dyed with osage wood, hand appliquéd and hand quilted. 1w

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folkfibers mexican plums 2w
  •   lancefer_the_red_rider Are you going to use them as a dye? 2w
  •   folkfibers @lancefer_the_red_rider yes a first attempt, we shall see! There are a few on our property so I figured I should explore the free resource. 2w
  •   lusummers Very interested to see the results, we've got a really prolific plum tree! 2w
  •   mdhaworth I tried dyeing with my damaged plums and had no luck but I am not generally skilled at getting natural dye to take to cotton so trust you will have better luck! 2w
  •   atelierthibault I like their wild chalky residue 2w
  •   scoopygogo Beautiful photograph. Perfect styling. I look forward to the outcome of the fabric. 2w
  •   jaimielks Oooh, I just planted a Mexican plum this spring. I can't wait until it's big enough to start producing fruit. 2w

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folkfibers Harvesting from the Mexican plum tree. The fruit is edible yet bitter, used for jellies and jams more than for eating fresh. I'm gathering the plums and leaves as a test for dyeing fabric. My guess is the leaves will yield a brighter color than the fruit. Also this is Ada's first harvest! 2w
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  •   earthchiild What brand of carrier is this? 2w
  •   junkyardjeans @folkfibers if its a Mexican plumb tree while the quilt still be 100% US made? 2w
  •   laninaazul Sometimes the skins are good for dying. Just returned from a textile coop in Peru that uses beetle shells for dyeing cloth, with citric acid as fixer. 2w
  •   _lightlyric_ Amazing 2w
  •   strikkepikken Oh, how I miss carrying my children ♡ You're giving your baby a gift for life with the closeness and comfort, so beautiful ♡ 2w
  •   folkfibers @earthchiild a friend loans it to me it's called sleep baby. I hear @sollybabywrap are great! 2w
  •   parliamenttheboutique Not slowing down, continuing to harvest, color and quilt while carrying Ada along for all the adventures- you are indeed a #powerbabe, Maura, and a shining example for women everywhere that you can be a mom and still kick all sorts of butt! 1w

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folkfibers Timmy loves the smell of indigo dyed fabric, I guess because it smells so earthy. I try not to leave it on the floor or she will scratch and sniff and chew holes in it. 2w

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folkfibers Small batch of vintage denim shirts with boro stitches & indigo appliqué headed to Venice for the new @stagprovisions shop coming soon! 3w

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folkfibers Slowly returning to work. Incredibly thankful Chap and I both work from home, we've been taking turns watching Ada. 3w

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folkfibers In celebration of our baby's arrival I made two crib quilts using khadi cotton. Sawtooth binding and appliqué was hand dyed with natural indigo and madder root.
For sale at folkfibers.com/khadi
4w

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folkfibers I love putting together these natural dye cards for each of my quilts. 4w

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folkfibers The eagle has flown the coop - the Montana Quilt is headed to its new home! 1mon

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folkfibers Ada Mae 2mon

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folkfibers First project for Ada. Hand quilted her bassinet liner uising Khadi cotton. Khadi is homespun cotton cloth woven in India.
Gandhi had a vision and Khadi became more than a cloth but a movement, a way of life independent of foreign rule. He saw spinning and weaving as an occupation to bring high and low, rich and poor together, to show them the dignity of hand-labor.
2mon

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folkfibers Ada Mae Ambrose, to us she is heaven sent. 2mon

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folkfibers Working on a sashiko stitching sampler with the Iowa Quilt as the backdrop - hand-dyed cotton with natural indigo and indian mungeet root. Mungeet is a variety of madder but yields darker reds. I'm looking for mungeet seeds if anyone knows a source, please hollar!
Photo by @knoxycottin for @mothermag
2mon

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