Author: Magan Wilson

An Adventure with Fresh Leaf Indigo Dyeing

[For Studio Members] A lesson on growing and dyeing with indigo at a small scale, from seeds to finished projects. These methods are ideal for novice gardeners working in apartments and urban spaces, and detailed photographs show all the steps from seed to dyed scarf.

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A Lifelong Exploration of Wet Felting

[Open Access] “I learned later that what I used for my first felting project was a short staple alpaca wool. It was a testament to my tenacity that it felted together at all. The short length of the fibres meant that they took a long time to interlock with each other. In retrospect, I should have sought out bubble wrap so its texture could aid in agitating the wool I should have laid the wool out in layers to make the felt even and shrink evenly, and I should have used much less water and soap to minimize the labour needed.” Magan Wilson made her first wet felting project when she was ten years old. Here, she reflects on what became a lifelong pursuit.

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