I live in a Redwood forest in the Bay Area of California and I never tire of its magic. My fascination with all the little details of every leaf, cone and berry led me to developing a foraging practice that resulted in experimentation with natural dyes.
Just at the beginning of my journey, I'm incessantly on the lookout for good information on best practices, and The Wild Dyer: A Maker's Guide to Natural Dyes with Projects to Create and Stitch by Abigail Booth is one of my favorites.
Learning the art of foraging for dye plants and working with natural colors is a beautiful and rewarding process to be practiced mindfully and over time. Connecting to us a rich heritage of collaborating with nature to create color, the practice combines the transformational power of being in the wild with an appreciation for natural and sustainable materials.