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Dye & block print on Dye-Lishus® cotton shaded stripe


Here are some close-up photos of the shaded stripe fabric dyed with natural dyes by Melanie of Wild Earth Textiles, then block printed by Heather of Patch Studios. We collaborated on some picnic sets, a 36" square tablecloth and 2 napkins, for the Connections exhibit in Asheville a few months ago. The photos were taken by Melanie.

The dyes are black walnut hulls, coreopsis, Hopi sunflower, and madder, all grown in the Warren Wilson College dye garden.

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Natural dyes

Woven shibori in all its forms is another branch on that tree, and I continue to play with it. But getting back to the natural dye path, Catharine mentioned to me while I was taking the dye class at HCC that The Dyeworks was in Longmont, CO when I told her I had to miss [...]

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