Natural Dyeing & Eco-Printing
We create a variety of naturally dyed and eco-printed textile goods including scarves, jewelry, coasters, bags, and drink cozies.
Eco-printing is a form of natural dyeing where pigments, tannins, and acids naturally occurring in leaves and other plant materials is imprinted onto fabric, paper, and other mediums. Textiles are tightly bundled with plants and steamed to create one-of-a-kind prints. Some fabrics are dyed first with natural dyes, which can come from leaves, flowers, roots, bark, and even insects. With the exception of eucalyptus, all of the plants I use for printing are sustainably gathered by hand in and around Minneapolis, Minnesota. See the process photos at the bottom of the page.
These items are one-of-a-kind and our stock is always changing. We are currently selling these items online, and locally at the following events:
Holland Arts Fall Crawl (online sale)
November 6 – December 31
More information here
**Unfortunately, most local craft and arts events are currently canceled or postponed due to COVID-19. Please consider shopping our collection online through the link below.**
Photos below reflect the style of our work and may not reflect items currently available.
Bags & Purses
The Eco-Printing Process
A short documentation of the steps required to eco-print on fabric.
After mordanting and/or dyeing the fabric, leaves and plants are arranged in a pleasing fashion. Sometimes a ‘blanket’ of iron or dye is used to modify the color. The fabric is rolled tightly around a wooden dowel. Tight binding creates crisp prints. I use shoelaces because they leave less texture on the fabric. The tied bundles are then steamed. Heat and moisture are essential to the printing process. I use a fish poacher because of its fantastic shape! The fabric is gently washed and pressed before going out into the world.