Botanica Tinctoria created a number of wonderful patterns that can be used with our Kala cotton fabrics or with any similar weight fabric. They range from lovely homewares for table and teatime as well as ways to embellish necklines and graceful blouses. Rachel MacHenry from Botanica Tinctoria also created a new wrap scarf pattern that showcases our linen-cotton chambray and indigo-dyed Kala cotton. All patterns are downloadable PDFs that will be sent to you upon purchase. Rachel also graciously created a workshop video of stitches that is a bonus addition to any Botanica Tinctoria purchase of patterns or threads.
The Ruched Top and the Indigo Wrap are also available as a bundle of pre-measured fabric, embroidery threads and the pattern through the Botanical Colors and Botanica Tinctoria collaboration. Click on the link to view these options.
Inspired by Japanese teatime traditions, these mats are shown in two colourways, one for morning tea and one for evening tea.
This set of tea mats in three sizes includes a large 32 cm x 2 cm / 12 ½” x 12 ½” table mat, a medium 26 cm x 26 cm / 10 ¼” x 10 ¼” table mat and a 13 cm x 13 cm / 5 ¼” x 5 ¼” coaster.
Finished with simple Sashiko stitching, the set is an easy project to make, and a great way to use up small scraps of fabric.
Indigo Table Linens
Each colour in the Botanica Tinctoria collection is derived from plants, but before they give us their colour they give us their beauty. This embroidered set is a tribute to the elegance of the Indigo plant in its natural form, before we extract its bewitching blue dye. Imagined as a tone-on-tone design in shades of blue, but equally adaptable to other colourways, use these patterns to embroider your own set of table linens, handkerchiefs, or even a scarf.
Designed by textile designer Ruth Wickremesooriya.
Herbarium Embroidered Collar
This project was inspired by pressed leaves of Prairie Smoke plant specimens found in the Wisconsin State Herbarium and also by vintage lace collars. Created with contour and line drawings in mind, this project is placed on a round collared top or dress, creating an embroidered wreath-like design. The embroidery uses simple couching stitch to create a stitch “sketch” and can be placed on any found or favourite garment. Designed by artist Amanda McCavour.
This top is inspired by Japanese work wear, specifically traditional farmers’ clothing. The wrap design allows ease of movement while accommodating different body shapes. Lightweight voile fabric means the top can be enjoyed through hot summer days as well as worn through the winter. Hand stitching on the ruched sleeves is inspired by traditional Shibori techniques, working with fabric and stitch to add shape to the garment. Pattern comes with 3 sizes.
Inspired by traditions of piecing, mending and upcycling, our pieced and quilted wrap can be made from beautiful Indigo fabrics, as shown, or you can use your own cotton, linen or wool remnants to create a unique and cozy wrap.
Simple to make, with only basic piecing, sewing and quilting required, this is a quick and easy project.
One size, finished measurements 36cm / 14” x 143cm / 56”.