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MAIJA ZEMITIS - Local Studio & Shop

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Made with care and passion
Made with care and passion

In her Big Bay studio, Maija works with various Natural Dyes and surface design techniques. She dyes on upcycled linen and cotton fabrics, as well as excellent quality new silk and linen fabrics.

With her desire to help preserve the environment, she uses up-cycled fabrics, found in local thrift shops. Made with care and passion, each individual item is unique.

Natural dyes
Natural dyes

Hand dyed and printed items take much time and effort. Each dye colour is prepared separately and requires a minimum of one hour in the dye pot. Some of the natural dyes used include Madder, Indigo, Logwood, Himalayan Rhubarb, Goldenrod, Sappanwood, Lac, Cutch and Osage Orange. These dyes are colourfast and will not wash out.

Variety of techniques
Variety of techniques

Her paintings and collages are airbrushed, using an Iwata airbrush and she uses a variety of surface design techniques such as Shibori, stencilled natural dye pastes and eco printing, with leaves and blossoms.

Eye-catching and desirable
Eye-catching and desirable

Maija's customers have described her naturally dyed and eco-printed fabrics as eye-catching and desirable. Her unique items include Tunics, Daypacks, Scarves, Table Napkins, Tablecloths, and lengths of fabric.

Learn more about Maija here

You can shop Maija's online shop at https://maijazemitis.com/shop/