Category: eco dyeing

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....

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...