Phew! In the most surreal way possible, the month of April has FLOWN by! If you are familiar with my Artist Series, you know that I like to highlight an artist each month and present fabulous espadrilles made by them in their medium. I’ve had the pleasure of hosting Arounna from Bookhou, Anne from Flax and Twine,and Jen Hewett among so many other talented artisans. It’s truly a great joy to see so many inspired shoes comes to life. April’s Artist Series is terribly late but it is still happening. I’m thrilled to introduce a FREE pdf on how to indigo dye espadrilles from Anna Joyce of Anna Joyce Designs.
Anna and I are both happy to present the Anna Joyce Indigo Dyed espadrilles as an extra PDF with any I GOT IT kit for the next week! Be sure to leave me your email when you order so I can email it to you.
Anna and I have both been feeling the “quarantine overwhelm” this month. Big time. We thought it would be nice to create a little something extra for free that inspires creative escape. :). So, we want to encourage you to take a break from making masks or teaching/learning 5th grade math or whatever new and unreal activity you find yourself forced to undertake these days and DYE SOME SHOES INSTEAD!
If you already have an I GOT IT kit but want the PDF just email me and I will send it to you. Anna and I just want to spread the happy creative love right now. Thanks to everyone showing support to small sellers like Anna and myself. Mwah! We feel the love!
These indigo dyed shoes turned out so fabulous and dreamy and you deserve a taste of fabulous and dreamy. The I GOT IT kit doesn’t come with fabric or the dye kit but we encourage you to dig up your dyeing material and give it a shot! The project requires a minimum 1/3 yard of lightweight canvas or linen/cotton fabric but a full yard of dyed fabric can be nice to play with for placement purposes..
Anna’s amazing ICE DYE KITS would be so much fun to play around with for this project too. I’m in love with the Wildflower one!
Enjoy and stay safe and healthy everyone! This PDF will only accompany the I GOT IT kit until May 2nd!
Anna Joyce is a Portland-based artist and textile designer best known for her vibrant hand-dyed clothing and housewares collections. She draws deep inspiration from the colors in nature, and her hand-dyed pieces are sold around the world. Anna’s first book STAMP STENCIL PAINT: Making Extraordinary Patterned Projects by Hand, is a guide to hand printing and painting patterns. Her new book HAND DYED: A Modern Guide to Dyeing in Brilliant Color for You and Your Home has just been released. Her work has been featured in print in Real Simple, Anthology, and Lucky magazines, and online on Apartment Therapy, Design*Sponge, and sfgirlbybay. A finalist in the Martha Stewart American Made Awards, she sells her work on Etsy (where she has more than 15,000 followers) and through online shops and boutiques around the country.
Blog – Anna Joyce Design
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Latest Book- Hand Dyed: A Modern Guide to Dyeing in Brilliant Color for You and Your Home Published by Abrams