Eco Printing

After many years of dyeing with natural dyes I had the chance to study with India Flint in 2013. This experience reinvigorated the forager in me and reminded me of the hidden colors and bounty within plants. I have only begun to incorporate this technique of direct printing from plants onto fabric and see so much potential. I am exploring ways of using the cloth as lining for my bags and simple garments as well as a base for quilting and embroidering. The element of surprise and serendipitous patterns emerging from the dye pot is a process filled with joy. It is also a connection to the plants of a particular area and the seasons.