India Dreaming...

  block printed Ajrak fabric with natural dyes

block printed Ajrak fabric with natural dyes

Why India? I get asked that a lot. For as long as I can remember, I've dreamed about going. I think it's because the country has always held a certain mystery and beauty for me. The different religions, customs, caste system are all so interesting. Not to mention the attraction to the sensuous flowing saris, mode of dress, and gorgeous textiles of all kinds. Even now, I am fascinated learning about different cultures, what beliefs and customs they have and how all of that is tied to the textiles that are worn and produced. I love learning processes and techniques that have been handed down for centuries and coming up with how I can adapt them to my own art making. Now that I've been to India, I can't wait to go back. There is so much there to explore and experience.

-Sue Stover

  dyeing fabrics with natural dyes

dyeing fabrics with natural dyes

  fabric being laid out to dry

fabric being laid out to dry

  weaving a shawl

weaving a shawl