Category: Dye plants

Indigo Evening Update

The little indigo starts that we planted have made themselves completely at home on the mountain farm. Its just been a couple of months now, and the plants are bushy, leafy, and creating the perfect biomass for our natural dye purposes.  Our row is surrounded by calendula, camomile, and poppies–all of which support water retention […]

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Planting Blue… in the rain.

The quiet of the sky, and the interspersed drops of rain were a welcoming combination that led us to the western end of the San Geronimo Valley.  It is here where Mt. Barnabe stands–its southern exposed slope is covered in chaparral (filled with dye plants), to the north the ridges are dotted with douglas fir, […]

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Designs and Dye Plants

The Fibershed talent is pouring forth like the waters of our rainfed creeks and streams. Monica has been working her magic with Sally Fox’s boucle color-grown cotton. This week was about test swatches and dye plants.  Monica and I made a plan to go the farm that she works at to see about dye plants, […]

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