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 :)