Updated: Apr 16
We recently had the opportunity to collaborate with our friends Kaitlin Bonifacio from
Yuzu & Rose and Kim and Travis Guiley from Aptos Village Creative on a tablescape project inspired by natural dyes. It had been such a long time since we'd all seen each other in person so coming together to create was just the medicine our souls were craving!
Kaitlin practices the art of Japanese Shibori and natural dyeing and I first met her at one of her shibori workshops several years ago. We've been friends in creativity and motherhood ever since. When Kaitlin told me that she was launching two natural dye kits we felt it was the perfect time to combine our crafts. I wanted to showcase naturally dyed napkins, made using her kits, in two casual tablescape settings in the breakfast nook which Saara and I designed for Kaitlin last year!
The first tablescape is a nod to Kaitlin's love of 1960's Japanese style, featuring vintage Japanese divided plates. Shown are napkins dyed using sandalwood and osage orange. The pretty blush and yellow hues are picked up in the glass teacups, candles and pillows for a feminine breakfast setting.
In a busy and high tech world where anything can be mass-produced, the idea of a handmade item, thoughtfully designed with traditional techniques and safe, simple materials, has become something rare and valuable.
The kit also features logwood which creates a vibrant purple and chlorophyllin for the perfect shade of sage green. For the second tablescape, dyed napkins are folded under bowls for a casual, botanical inspired lunch setting.
And now...the exciting part! Kaitlin is gifting one of her natural dye kits along with a set of four white cotton napkins to one of you before they launch next week. CLICK HERE to enter the giveaway. Note: This giveaway ends on April 22nd and is open to US Residents only. Winners will be notified by e-mail.