Field Notes

An ongoing collection of textures, color, plants, processes, ingredients, and recipes within the magical world of botanical dyes. 

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Some notes taken during my Studio 141 artist-in-residence.

Image 1 - scraps of wool, hemp, cotton, linen, and silk.

Image 2 - tools, blackberries, and turmeric.

Image 3 - blackberry dye on bamboo cotton rag paper, raw silk, and linen.

Image 4 - paper samples dyed with food scraps such as hibiscus flower, onion skins, calendula, blackberries, coffee, and raspberries.

Image 5 - samples of premordanted wool, raw silk, linen, and cotton dyed with cochineal. 

Image 6 - samples of premordanted wool, raw silk, linen, and cotton dyed with blackberries and onion skin dye samples peaking in from the left.