DIY dyes from your kitchen & garden: magic of living color

DIY dyes from your kitchen & garden: magic of living color

Sasha Duerr uses just about anything to dye clothing: from kitchen waste (coffee grounds, avocado pits and onion skins) to invasive “weeds” (wild fennel, oxalis) to the leaves, fruit or petals of nearly any tree or plant (maple, pear, cherry, fig, acorn, fern, dahlia, poppy, lavender, etc).
Inspired by permaculture, Duerr believes in a slower approach to textile dying- she founded the Permacouture Institute to help advance Slow Textiles- both as a way to respect the environment, but also because she believes that plant-based color is more beautiful, and truly alive.

Original story here: http://faircompanies.com/videos/view/diy-dyes-from-your-kitchen-garden-magic-living-color/
Adie+George: http://adieandgeorge.tumblr.com/
Sasha’s book: http://www.timberpress.com/books/handbook_natural_plant_dyes/duerr/9781604690712

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