March 23, 2018
Get ready to be transported into spring at tomorrow’s Indoor Winter Market. Local textilist and MCFM vendor Annabella Sardelis, owner of INDIGO & SNOW, will be debuting her A Year of Foraging collection. INDIGO & SNOW specializes in hand-dyed apparel, and this new collection is inspired by Annabella’s love of plants and desire to connect her and her two sons with nature.
“When I began to explore the world of naturally dyed textiles five years ago, I began to wonder ‘What does Minnesota look like thru the lens of botanical color?'” Annabella explains.
INDIGO & SNOW has always been guided by the artist’s interest to connect her handmade work to environmental sustainability, and this new collection is bringing that mission even further. Each month Annabella will focus on a different natural dye made from different berries, roots and leaves. She will be introducing the collection at the Market this Saturday with madder root and cutch.
Madder root is a tall herbaceous plant, belonging to the coffee family, that has small yellow flowers but is typically cultivated for its root, which has been used as a source of red dye since ancient times.
“I wish I could transport you to my studio so you can experience the olfactory sensation that is madder root. It has a deep earthy smell that reminds me of the loam of a forest on a fall day” Annabella describes.
Find INDIGO & SNOW’s A Year of Foraging Collection on the lower level of the Market this Saturday (March 24) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., booth #137 on our Vendor Map. Annabella will have her naturally dyed madder root linen tops (pictured below), forager dresses made with her signature organic cotton soy jersey, cutch linen tops, and aromatherapy eye-pillows filled with organic buckwheat groats and lavender.
You can read more about Annabella’s A Year of Foraging Project on INDIGO & SNOW’s website, where she’ll be posting articles throughout this journey.
A Year of Foraging: Madder Root and Cutch
Photos by Louisa Podlich
Model is Ashley Mary