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post #286 of 5458
James,

The project is moving slowly as we are busy nonstop with making ties and pocket squares.

I may decide to buy rather than grow some madder root at first to speed things up.

The overall idea is to go back to natural dyes as they have a beautiful look.

Last week I spoke with a friend who is working on a cotton with natural dye bicycle bag and there is a small but enthusiastic demand for natural dyes.

At the moment i am working on a photo gallery for our ties but we can certainly add photos of the process for making madder dye when we are ready.

Currently we have a workshop in the Bangkok and a farm in the countryside. The farm is 5 hours away which is too far for me to spend time there now and our workshop is not setup for dyeing and weaving. Maybe a larger workshop in the suburbs is the answer?

Thank you for your encouragement!
post #287 of 5458
Thanks for the update, David.

Moving slowly is fine by me- there's no reason to rush in, when one might find one needs to rush back out again.

I'd imagine dyeing would be a whole other trade to learn; surely it'd be a labor of love rather than a money maker.
I wonder if that small but enthusiastic demand extends to ties and pocket squares. The circle may be very small there.

But then, maybe your family or friends have some experience in it. Who knows what is possible, given time.
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The overall idea is to go back to natural dyes as they have a beautiful look.
Yes, exactly. If well done, of course, thats always true. Plus, one can actually name the dyes, and the plants that gave rise to them. Good stuff.
post #288 of 5458
Received my first 4 ties from David. Simply beautiful. Thanks!
post #289 of 5458
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Received my first 4 ties from David. Simply beautiful. Thanks!

Useless post is useless without pics! biggrin.gif
post #290 of 5458
Some new ones
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Macclesfield Madder #5, Dark Choc Gren, English Flower #3
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Madder #2,4,5 comparison
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post #291 of 5458
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Some new ones
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Macclesfield Madder #5, Dark Choc Gren, English Flower #3
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Madder #2,4,5 comparison
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The Madders look very nice... May have to pick one up soon!
post #292 of 5458
paisley rules. they thick and coarse and heavy. u won't regret
post #293 of 5458
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paisley rules. they thick and coarse and heavy. u won't regret

Ha! What construction did you request? 50 oz silk is pretty weighty, no? I usually have the lighter silks made-up as 6-folds, but wonder if 3-fold might be okay for the Madders??
post #294 of 5458
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Those are some bold paisleys, Pliny.

Did they come with a side of patchouli? biggrin.gif
post #295 of 5458
what other madder patterns do people love that Hober sells?
post #296 of 5458

What's the proper context for those paisley madder ties? Tweed jacket and cords? Or do you wear them with a suit?

post #297 of 5458
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What's the proper context for those paisley madder ties? Tweed jacket and cords? Or do you wear them with a suit?


curious about this as well!
post #298 of 5458
Tweed and flannel, says the group mind of SF.

Sam Hober is out of stock of much of the madder I like, alas.
post #299 of 5458
Hello!

Atkinsons Printed Irish Poplin #6 (6-fold construction):

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Kindly regards,
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post #300 of 5458
That is an amazing tie.
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