Category: eco dyeing

Four Winds books – dyed and dried

I did not have high hopes for this dye project, but I love how these booklets turned out. I gave the books a dip in an iron-vinegar solution before dyeing (India Flint’s “magic potion”)....

Natural Dyeing with Susanne Grosjean

I had a great time at a workshop on March 9 with Susanne Grosjean of Hog Bay Handwoven Rugs. Here is a sampler of the range of dyes she works with. We had four...

Linked Hinge “Dream” book

The instructions for this Linked Hinge Binding came from Alisa Golden’s website, Making Handmade Books. The structure came to her in a dream! The papers came from my stash of dyed paper made last...

avocado dyeing

A Clearing in the Woods at India Flint’s School of Nomad Arts starts February first! I’ve been preparing since October when I made quantities of little circular bundles using different plants and objects and...

Alchemist’s apron

My alchemist’s apron is finished! Well, Maybe never finished, but it’s reached the stage where I’ve done all I intended to do and any further work would be sheer wanton embellishment. This is a...

bookmaking

Happiness is a few hours in the bookmaking studio this morning, looking up occasionally to observe a light snow falling. I assembled this Coptic book, with covers made from ecodyed papers toned with watercolor:...