Tag Archive: plant dyes

How To Shibori Dye With Nature’s Patterns

Resist patterns are as varied as each fold you make, making techniques like Shibori great to press designs with natural materials like leaves, flowers, seeds, and cones.

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Natural Design & Form Photography

“An adventure in detail, exploring shapes, patterns, and symmetry in the natural world.” –HMNS 50 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibit   

Wild & Gathered dyes

Left: Wood shavings of Oregon grape (Mahonia aquifolium) stem and root, ready for dye bath Right: Test results, on silk and cotton, of dye extracted from cones of coast redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens) Along… Continue reading