Category: eco dyeing

The polyozellus multiplex

We found an unusual mushroom a few weeks ago on a hike up Caribou Mountain. Tim spotted it and I can’t leave well enough alone, so I pressured Sam to pluck it and carry...

Plant portraits

Sixteen plant portraits on Hahnemühle Ingres paper I made these in preparation for Margo Klass’s concertina class tomorrow. I will need to use 8 to 12 of them for glueing into the album. When...

The pastel talisman

My friend suggested I create a white talisman book. She really liked the purity of the white papers with the white thread and white scraps, monochromatic, colorfree. I just couldn’t do it though. I’m...

Talisman book

I stitched my four winds books into a dyed and embroidered cloth cover. The cover was made from an old damask napkin, folded in half. The pages were attached with a three-hole pamphlet stitch....

Little blue books

This is a work in progress. A long road. Step 1 happened months ago when I cut a batch of these mostly blue section covers, but never used them. I found the batch recently...

Four Winds books – dyed and dried

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”). Some fabric scraps turned very dark immediately and I was concerned...

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...