Wednesday, September 24, 2014
I am so pleased with the pokeberry!
The color shown here is very true to what it looks like in natural light. It's a deep, vibrant crimson red. The color is more complex and nuanced than words can describe, and this is what attracts me most to natural dyes. Nature's palette is far more interesting than flat commercial dyes. Every color tells a rich story of the plant and it's journey to the dye pot.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
If I've been quiet here lately, it's because I've undertaken a big move from coastal California back to my homeland in the Midwestern Prairie!
I have set to work right away discovering the natural dye plants in my immediate surroundings, and have been pleasantly overwhelmed at the variety and abundance within walking distance from my home. I am working on a sampler of my local dye palette.
First up: Pokeberry!