How did you first get into natural dyeing?
was initially introduced to dyeing in my senior year at college. Disillusioned with the toxicity of the fashion
industry, both physically and mentally, I was in search of a way to participate in a sustainable and meaningful way. I took a workshop in dyeing with
onion skins as a part of University and was immediately hooked by it.
Is there a particular dye you like working with the most –
for its colour, texture or depth?
Honestly, no! That would be like asking me to choose a favourite
child. Each dye stuff can produce a rainbow of colors just by playing with
pH, temperature, vessel and even your mood! Currently I really love working with
Cutch for the deep red/brown tones it produces.
Do you find that there is a link between colour,
mood and healing?
Everything, all matter and life forms, vibrate and resonate at their own unique frequencies, including colour. Plants
possess medicinal and healing properties, and their own specific vibrations
that facilitate healing and bringing our bodies into equilibrium. When
cooked, like food, they are transmuted into dye, and it feels natural to me
that they would also then help facilitate healing. These days we are so visually
inundated and over stimulated with synthetic colours, screens, electromagnetic fields and waves that bring us out of our
natural alignment. Natural colour is brilliant, it breathes, moves, mutates and ages just like we do.