Printing With Plants

“Nature always wears the colors of the spirit. ” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Eco-dyeing is a natural process of extracting color from plants. Many flowers and leaves will give beautiful prints, often with surprising hues, when pressed and steamed. The process is magical and unpredictable. Printing with plants is a growing movement, not only for the wonderful results that can be achieved on either fabric or paper, but for its sustainability and gentle impact on the environment. One of the pleasures of the process is that plants are easily available close at hand wherever you are and prints capture a place and time, as the image is effected by season, weather, soil, location and of course plant species.

I make plant prints on silk, cotton and paper. I create wall hangings and books. Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing an eco print.

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