My ecological, sustainable dyeing involves gathering the remnants of nature and capturing that in cloth. This process allows us to explore our own environment and understand our place in the world. Each recycled leaf, petal and scrap of cloth compels us to appreciate a changing, drying and perhaps dying landscape. What can we do to save the places dear to us? Eco-dyeing connects me to the land.
What does it mean to be a maker? I’ve always loved making “stuff” using a myriad of methods, such as weaving, spinning, dyeing, felting, basket making and on and on. Making connects my heart and hands and often provides a path to contemplation and meditation. The final product is rarely the purpose of making, but the path getting there – it’s where I discover all the creative ideas bouncing around in my head that make me, me.