I was lucky enough to get to attend my friend Sasha Duerr's plant dye workshop at Fort Mason during the American Craft Council show in San Francisco and was so impressed with the incredible colors that come out of everyday plants. Who knew avocado pits yield the softest pink hue and lemon could be used as a natural bleach to create the most incredible Raquel Allegra-esque tie-dye?
Avocado pit dye
 Tying up a scarf
Sasha's new book
 Lemon "bleach" on oak galls/iron
Loquat leaf dye
Also, check out her aw2011 natural-dye collaboration Adie + George
View of Alcatraz from Fort Mason
My oak gall shibori scarf!
Sasha's sweet daughter Bergie, short for Bergamot! Too perfect :)


filzquadrat said...

i think this blog will be very interesting for you:
it's only in german, but with all the pictures you can see a lot of examples of plant dyeing.

SASHA said...

you're so lucky, she's awesome.

Belinda [simple things] said...

That scarf is beautiful. I have always been fascinated by plant dyes - some of the colours that come from particular plants amazes me.

plants people said...

so beautiful!!!! sad i missed this!!

rental mobil said...

Very nice, thanks for sharing.

at swim-two-birds said...

oh, I wished I was there too!
beautiful scarf.

m i l e n a said...

ooh nice, lovely colors. . . I bet it was a lot of fun! I was looking for a book on natural dyes, I might get hers now.