Winter Gardening

We started a garden in our backyard at the beginning of September, shoveled out, spread with compost, and encircled in bamboo fencing. Our neighbors had a large tree from their yard chopped into mulch, and we were able to cover the entire plot with the most local of garden toppings. The heat of Austin summerContinue reading “Winter Gardening”

Dyeing with Plants

I first tried natural dyeing with avocados since this dye requires very few materials and very little time to produce a lightfast, wash fast vibrant color. The pale, dusty pink came out beautifully and quickly led me towards other dye materials. Edible and Useful Plants of the Southwest Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona by DelenaContinue reading “Dyeing with Plants”

Bundle-Dyeing with Foraged Plants

Notes on Natural Dyeing Our skin is our largest organ, directly absorbing anything it comes in contact with. By clothing ourselves in natural fabrics dyed with medicinal herbs, flowers, and spices, we can reap the wellness benefits of these plants. This process of imbuing fabrics with plant medicine started within the ancient Indian system ofContinue reading “Bundle-Dyeing with Foraged Plants”