The Materials Culture Blog

Embroidery Q&A with Designer Arielle Salkin

Arielle Salkin

Tags arielle salkin, behind the scenes, embroidery, handmade, process, sashiko

Embroidery Q&A with Designer Arielle Salkin
"I get a lot of texture inspiration from nature and sometimes just very close-up looks at things people would often overlook... My embroideries often mimic these little moments of visual interest."

Indigo: Ancient History and the Future of Fashion - An Interview with Amy Taylor (Part 2)

Arielle Salkin

Tags amy taylor, indigo, materials, natural dyes, process

Indigo: Ancient History and the Future of Fashion - An Interview with Amy Taylor (Part 2)
"Indigo is the only natural blue dye that exists in our world. Denim is still dyed with synthetic indigo, there's just nothing else like it."

Indigo: Ancient History and the Future of Fashion - An Interview with Amy Taylor (Part 1)

Arielle Salkin

Tags indigo, materials, process, tote bags

Indigo: Ancient History and the Future of Fashion - An Interview with Amy Taylor (Part 1)
"Entire economies were built and destroyed based on natural dyes, wars were fought over natural dyes; learning the hows and whys of these pigments makes me feel connected to history."