Thursday, May 14, 2015

Our New Products

With our new and expanded natural dye pallet - including indigo blue from our own farm - we are excited to present our new product lines.

Mirvit has been working on a line of tableware including these gorgeous shibori place mats and serviettes, dyed with indigo and madder root. 

Mirvet added a series of hand 'couched' wool coasters to protect your table. We hand spun the wool in the traditional way our grandmothers taught us and dyed it using all natural dyes.

With our home grown indigo we are making wonderful hand stencilled patterns like this rosette based on the stone carvings at Jordan's own Castle Mashta.

- a design that works well on cushion covers and scarves. 

Speaking of scarves, Weesal has designed a beautiful line of gauzy delicate colors using shibori techniques and dyes such as madder root, indigo, pomegranate and mushroom. She uses the white cotton called bwal traditionally used for men's head dress which is the finest available. 

We are also working with canvas to make these practical shopping bags in bold stripes - all created with natural dyes. Fatme is the seamstress.

Our families will always be our main love and inspiration so we enjoy embroidering these images of our children - using thread dyed only with plants and minerals. The image is made with a resist that uses mud from the Dead Sea.

We embroidered chickens from our homes. 

And some of the cats who live in our town of Safi. 

Of course there are camels in the town of Safi too. But we took this wonderful image from the 1500 year old mosaics at Mount Nebo, where Moses is said to be buried.