Juniper-fir_process

Maya’s no stranger to stained fingernails, considering the potent indigo dye used in her textiles. Each of her pillows, napkins and totes start as plain pieces of fabric, which she hand dyes using a variety of shibori techniques. Depending on the design, she folds, scrunches, stitches, binds and blocks fabric to create different resist patterns in the dyeing process, which results in different levels of indigo saturation. When they are pulled out of the dye, the fabric appears bright yellow at first. Once the dye has oxidized to a deep blue, the fabrics are dried in the California sun, then washed and dried again before being sewn into their final shape.