Why Do I Use Plants to Dye with?

There are so many sources of dyes right in our yard - why to go out and buy chemical dyes that are made with non-sustainable processes harmful to the environment, and can be toxic to our body, via our skin: the largest organ in our body?

The dye plants in our yard are either perennials or self-sow annually. Because the are naturalized, they are able to thrive with little water. Growing these plants, we use no chemical pesticides; the soil is covered with mulch, and sometimes we use compost from our leftover vegetables. 

Below some thoughts on eco-dyeing, and a video that shows the transformation from flower to color on cloth.

  • A Circular Process

    The source plant materials are only "transported" from the garden to my studio! After the printing process, the water I use as well as the flowers, leaves, and roots are returned to the garden as compost or mulch. Most of the year, the heat I use is solar.

  • Eco-Conscious Craftsmanship

    Each scarf is made sustainably and echoes my commitment to the environment. The eco-printing process uses plants - their flowers, stems, leaves, or roots - resulting in silk scarves that are pieces of Plant Art that are eco-friendly.

  • Unique Artistry

    No two scarves are alike. They are absolutely unique, original, one-of-a-kind: just like a painting. The organic nature of the botanical eco-printing process lets each piece carry the inner energy of the plants and the place it grows, making your scarf a wearable work of "plant and terroir art."

  • Botanical Elegance

    The scarves I craft carry the enchanting beauty of leaves, roots, and  flowers, capturing their shades or intricate details in every one-of-a-kind print. The scarves celebrate the artistry found in Nature itself.

  • Luxurious Silk

    The silk scarves offer a touch of opulence against your skin. The silk's softness and gentle sheen complement the natural allure of the patterns and designs made by Sedona plants. Silk scarves drape beautifully and have a soft "hand," which refers to the “feel” of the fabric against your skin.

  • Versatile Style

    Besides draping a scarf elegantly around your neck, worn as a headband, or tied to your handbag, these scarves effortlessly elevate your ensemble, adding a touch of nature-inspired refinement. Watch ways of wearing scarves here.

From Flower to Color on Cloth

Also watch....

How Many Colors Can I Source for Dyes or Paints, Right from our Garden?

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