The time before the holidays is always very busy for us at JustZen.com.
But who isn’t busy, right, getting everything ready?
In addition to the usual hectic this time we send our very own Gigi back to Thailand in order to get more ideas for some really unique tie-dye items for you for the holidays. And not only did she come back with great ideas for scarves and bags, we will tell you about later, but she also gained some incredible knowledge.
Here is what happened…
We might have mentioned that the studio in Thailand, where Gigi was first exposed the mudmee tie-dye, kept their process very confidential. No spies were allowed in the studio to witness the process of creating these traditional mudmee designs.
Gigi and the owner had become friends and so Gigi was allowed to learn the basics of mudmee tie-dye.
The trust developed to a degree that during this last visit Gigi was offered to take an apprenticeship in the studio to learn mudmee tie-dye from the ground up. You better believe that she took that opportunity with her full heart. Here you can see her working on tying a piece of fabric during her private class…
and here one of her pieces she did towards the end of her training…
Isn’t this amazing?
So, yes, this was the one big surprise that we did not expect in any form or fashion (pun intended). But equipped with all this new skill we will now be able to bring even better mudmee tie-dye.
The new items we can now offer due to all these events are soft and warm knit jersey scarves
and gorgeous and practical shoulder bags
OK, this was a little bit of an interruption of your day and I’m glad you stayed with me to the end of this post but now we let you get back to your other activities – we are certainly grateful that you took the time to read our news letter and will see you at the tie-dye website www.JustZen.com.