Thursday, September 12, 2013

French Woad/ Bleu De Lectoure

One of the most enjoyable parts of traveling within a foreign country, is exploring it's local crafts. In France, outside of Toulouse, we had the opportunity to visit Bleu De Lectoure, a workshop that uses woad (the plants pictured in image #2, above) to produce textiles and other goods. 

Woad was a huge industry in this area, long ago, before indigo was introduced from the far east. Now, only a handful of workshops and artisans use woad, but like indigo and other natural dyes, appreciation of and applications for this art form is growing. 

Monday, September 9, 2013

Couldn't get enough of the sunflower fields in France! Magic.

ERMIE Indigo Dyed Silk/Rayon Caftan available by special order. Inquire at helloermie(at)gmail(dot)com for pricing and details :)

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Now in the Shop!

The ERMIE Custom Dyed Caftan, Caftan Top, and Festival Dress are now available in the shop!

All photographs by Kate Miss
Hair & Makeup by Beatrice Valenzuela
Necklaces- Image 1: BZippy and Co.
Image 2: DB/CB

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

French Impressions


We just returned yesterday from a trip to Southwest France (Toulouse, Auch, Preneron), to see my brother in law marry. It was so lush and beautiful, the French countryside in late summer. More images to come next's good to be home!