what do you want plant dyes to be?
I love your perspective on this! I’ve been thinking a lot about it and trying to write my own essay about it for awhile and it hasn’t quite come together yet. One thing I love about using plant dyes is the aspect of collaboration. I can’t completely control the result I get because the plants themselves (and the soil conditions, water, weather patterns etc) also play a part in creating color. I collaborate with the plants around me to reveal that color in textiles but it’s a process that begins with the plants themselves
Such a great read, lots of interesting thoughts here! I love the analogy of natural dyes being like a wine, what a beautiful way to think of it.