Eco-Dyeing on Fibers and Cloth

Eco-Dyeing on Fibers and Cloth

I began eco-dyeing about six (6) years ago after a good friend in a handweaving study group showed me her own eco-dyed projects. After learning more about the process, I realized that it was similar to the pigment extraction processes used to create Bingata natural dyes and Ryukyu Ai indigo vats in Okinawa. These are […]

Eco-Printing on Paper

Eco-Printing on Paper

Eco-printing is a magical process in which pigment (colour) is extracted from botanicals using a variety of natural dye extraction and processing methods. The result is an assortment of botanical shapes and their associated colours “printed” onto fibers.  My favorite eco-prints on paper are sourced from leaves.  The shapes and forms of leaves fascinate me… […]

Ryukyu Ai Indigo Dyeing

Ryukyu Ai Indigo Dyeing

When i walk in the park near one of my art studios, i often pass by an elderly couple walking arm in arm…the elderly man plays the harmonica while his wife sings songs from their homeland in China.  Their music is quite beautiful.  Each and every time time i wander past them, i think of […]