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HANDMADE HOLIDAYS

Gift pick No. 22: Indigo blankets from Lookout & Wonderland

November 23, 2013|By Lisa Boone
  • A hand-dyed blanket by fiber artist Niki Livingston for Lookout & Wonderland.
A hand-dyed blanket by fiber artist Niki Livingston for Lookout & Wonderland. (Lookout & Wonderland )

Fiber artist Niki Livingston dyes textiles using natural pigments and a combination of Japanese shibori and Nigerian adire techniques. The results are one-of-a kind works of fiber art, our latest picks in our Handmade Holidays gift guide.

Livingston's repertoire has included curtains, duvet covers and clothing. For the holidays, Livingston has blankets ($275) created with a shibori technique (the fabric is folded, clamped or twisted). The blankets are handwoven in Indonesia and dyed by Livingston in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles using logwood (a type of willow) and then natural indigo over 12 to 17 days.  

MORE GIFT PICKS: Handmade Holidays gift guide

Livingston also sells hand-dyed indigo shawls in bamboo ($130) and cotton ($95). The shawls and the blankets can be ordered from Livingston's Lookout & Wonderland website. The blankets also are available at General Store n Venice.

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