Growing plants that contain dye pigment in our garden or harvesting them from street trees and vacant lots helps me connect with the local environment.
The magic of natural dyeing is full of wonderful surprises. It touches on all that I love: science, art, plants, knitting, craft, nature and my commitment to local community (including the non-human.) Collaborating with plants is just the best thing!
I have been co-owner of an organic plant nursery for over 20 years and this expansion into natural dyeing lets me use all my experience in a new way.