February 4, 2020

The natural fibres are vegetable, animal, or mineral in origin. Vegetable fibres, as the name implies, are derived from plants. The principal chemical component in plants is cellulose, and therefore they are also referred to as cellulosic fibres.

fibers, N. (2020)....

February 3, 2020

Before I start with dye process, I will take time to feel and touch the fabric material. It is important to know and identify your material. In the natural dye process, certainly, I have to learn more about the character of my material.

Before a painter paints a masterp...

January 3, 2020

Material Matters celebrates artisanal craftsmanship of four Malaysian artists, working in a rich variety of materials, including natural dye textiles and upcycled as well as bespoke furnishing. The four creators : Samsiah Jendol (Little Syam), Redzlina Abdul Wahab (RAW...

September 28, 2019

Its Autumn and getting close to Winter.

The weather is splendid and sometimes it can be unpredictable too. 

I took the time to get myself lost in the middle of the city and its nice to play tourist sometimes.

But being tourist all the time can also means you are not settl...

February 26, 2019

Belantara derives from 'Hutan Belantara'. Color of the tropical jungle of Asia.

Each of the color or also known as dyes are inspired from our our mother nature.

It is so beautiful to observe how our plants, and trees has a strong relationship with fabric.

Every diffe...

November 14, 2018

 Did you know that every plant has its own color pigment. Pigments are responsible in every color we see on the plants around us. Beside plants, colors can be extracted from other sources including tree barks, fruit's skin, insects/bug as well as seeds.

Mangosteen grows...

September 5, 2018

Indigo pigment grows in the leaves of different type of species around the world. Some of the species that grows very well under tropical weather is Indigofera Tinctoria, 

It is also known as Tarum in Bahasa Melayu and commonly known as Indigo. It is easy to grow, thriv...

March 17, 2018

DuniaMotif went to Semarang, Indonesia to meet Tinctori Natural Dye(Mas Ipul) and learn the process of Indigo dye and learning about the plant itself, Indigofera Tinctoria.

There's various type of Indigo plant around the world like 'Woad/Isatia Tinctoria' and Indigofe...

September 24, 2017

There's saying says third time is a charm. Apparently this is my 5th time and I still fail to get the blue color fix on my fabric. 

I have been trying to get it right but i still can't see the indigo color appear on the bubble or foam. 

Well i think i did right on the fe...

September 23, 2017

 It was a great session especially getting to see the participants really took their time to experience the slow process of organic dye. To be honest, I was nervous and anxious if the color won't stick to the fabric since natural dye usually takes longer time to penetr...

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