Category: eco dyeing

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...

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...