February 1, 2013

Fabric Dyed With Plants

On my list of soulful projects is learning to dye fabric with plants. My hand being guided by the uber talented India Flint.

I purchased two of her books, reading them cover to cover and then went foraging.

This time of year it is very difficult to find any plants with dye giving juice, but I did find leaves from my sage bush and juniper berries. The local grocer provided organic blueberries.

This is the result of my first two dye baths...

I love the sage green tones from the sage with random stains of the blueberries.

The pink tones were from hibiscus flowers.

I am off to sunny California in May to attend India's dying workshop - so excited about the journey!

Bear with me as I master blogging from my iPhone...

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