Handspun, handwoven, hand dyed, and marbled items, a sampling of my work.
These are limited edition or one of a kind; I may make a series, but otherwise rarely make the same thing twice.
In the repetition department, however, I dye scarves and ribbons with home-grown fresh indigo leaves every summer. The process is repeated, but the items are still one of a kind. Three colors can be obtained from the indigo leaf; blue, pink, and yellow. Indirubin is expressed as a pink or lavender color on cloth. The extract is used medicinally for leukemia and is being researched for other cancers. As a dye it is a very rare color; I have been researching techniques to obtain it on cloth since 2006. I teach the techniques to obtain all three colors, and a monograph is available here.
In the marbling department, I make my own paints with natural pigments, including earth ochers, charcoal, indigo, dye lakes, and some pigments manufactured to have the same composition as the original rocks. My special focus is in adding interest to some of my dyed scarves.