Thursday, November 20, 2014

GIVEINDIGO



Ambatalia GIVEINDIGO PROJECT
An indigo world quilt-100% proceeds goes to charity.

Using instagram September 15th 2014 I called upon indigo dyers from around the world to send pieces of hand dyed indigo to Ambatalia. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to International Rivers. This quilt is for sale, please send me an email if you are interested mollydevries@ambatalia.com
The quilt will be up for auction at International Rivers 30th anniversary event in spring 2015.
 Please stay tuned.


Indigo dyers from Japan, Australia, Thailand and around the United States have sent us indigo,  people that are local to the bay area did the hand stitch work.

Special thanks to West Coast Craft for giving us the space and support.

Since 1985, International Rivers has been at the heart of the global struggle to protect rivers and the rights of communities that depend on them.
We work with an international network of dam-affected people, grassroots organizations, environmentalists, human rights advocates and others who are committed to stopping destructive river projects and promoting better options.
We seek a world where healthy rivers and the rights of local communities are valued and protected. We envision a world where water and energy needs are met without degrading nature or increasing poverty, and where people have the right to participate in decisions that affect their lives.
Based in four continents, our staff has expertise in big dams, energy and water policy, climate change, and international financial institutions. We support partner organizations and dam-affected people by providing advice, training and technical

assistance, and advocating on their behalf with governments, banks, companies and international agencies. The focus of our work is in Latin America, Asia and Africa.

I feel its a very special time in history where western artisans are wanting to be more connected to the true art form and color of the ancient ways of dying with plants. Gratitude goes to the master dyers around the world that Kept this magical color alive. 

The design of this quilt was inspired by the Japanese"boro" style of stitching indigo dyed rags to mend over and over again. Their tradition was born out of necessity and mending what they had. "To Mend" in my own words means to care for something that has great value and purpose. Ultimately I want to connect! The rivers connecting and flowing to the oceans inspires me to connect indigo dyers together through the process of making this quilt. I need connection to others in the same way to keep my passion alive and my heart at peace. Tapping into my creativity and resourcefulness in this way gives me the most pleasure in my day. Indigo blue is a reflexion of our rivers, sky and oceans and a patchwork of healing hands stretched across the world echoing " I am a part of this" is where the magic happens.
I believe when you are touched by beauty, you want to protect it.  A child's smile. A pristine river or a hand stitched indigo quilt. The more and more connections we make the better chance we have to move in a positive direction.




             
     photo by Daniel Dent
                                                 
                                                           

 Celine from Atelier Thibault












































Renee Beaudoin, Seattle, WA



 Elizabeth Leslie from Mujo store in Kyoto, Japan
Leslie Leslie ( vintage piece from Japan) from Mill Valley, CA
Gasali Adeyemo, Santa Fe, NM



Therapy from Sydney, Austrailia



katrina Rodabaugh from Oakland, CA



Dustin Kahn from Studio blue design CA
Niki Tsukamoto from Lookout and wonderland  L.A, CA




Territory Designs , Chicago, IL ( piece from Thailand)
 Carolyn Robbins , San Rafael, CA
Mikaela Kate Hennessey, ( vintage piece from Africa) Santé Fe, NM
Holy Sweet
Luisa Franco Madge, Newtown Austrailia




Junichi Akahoshi, Fukuoka, Japan







Danny Mankin
 Maura Ambrose, Folkfibers  Austin, TX
 Rebekah Cantor, Marin, CA
Olivia Butrick, Brooklyn, NY







  Carrie Crawford Minerial Workshop, Fairfax, CA
Jody Alexander, Santa Cruz, CA
LeeAnn Bartolini, West Marin, CA
Jennette Nielsen, Monroe, WA



Of course Jess Brown had to come play!




















6 comments:

sara wolfie said...

What a beautiful community project! It's gorgeous.

luisa franco said...

Wow it looks beautiful AMBATALIA... Congratulations x

kold_kadavr_ flatliner said...

The more you shall honor Me,
the more I shall bless you.
-the Infant Jesus of Prague
(<- Czech Republic, next to Russia)

trustNjesus ALWAYS, dear,
and wiseabove to Seventh-Heaven...
cuzz the only other realm aint too cool.
God Almighty DOES NOT decide at your death, babe.
YOU do by YOUR lifetime.
Dats da fak, Jak.
God bless your indelible soul.

kold_kadavr_ flatliner said...
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kold_kadavr_ flatliner said...

I realize you're from CA,
voted for o'er-the-Hillary
and you're quite pissed...
yet, that doesnt change the fact
1-outta-1 croaks, dear.

Meet me Upstairs
for a Big-Ol beer...
gotta lotta tok bout
celebrating our eternal resurrection.
I love you, dear.
Seventh-Heaven would be less without yoo.

kold_kadavr_ flatliner said...

I realize you're from CA,
voted for o'er-the-Hillary
and you're quite pissed...
yet, that doesnt change the fact
1-outta-1 croaks, dear.

Meet me Upstairs
for a Big-Ol beer...
gotta lotta tok bout
celebrating our eternal resurrection.
I love you, dear.
Seventh-Heaven would be less without yoo.