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A Seasonal Palette

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“Weeding Wardrobes” with Permacouture Institute. Community garden workdays yield material for renewing pre-loved garments with plant-based dyes. Photo: Sasha Duerr

Much of my discovery of new natural dye plants and colors results from a willingness to be open. The alchemy of the dye-making process relies on elemental factors: soil quality, ripeness, season, rainwater, Oakland tap water, and my own patience and participation. The joy of making natural dyes—as much as and sometimes more than the results—is often the sweetness that keeps me wanting to discover more. I love the imbued poetry of nature’s color timing rather than my own. In my art making, I am fascinated with the idea of, and variation in, living color palettes and how I can curate and frame natural color in a contemporary light.

Weeds and waste from the garden create stunning colors to inspire a palette that nature provides, naturally. Photo: Sasha Duerr

It is tragic but true that because we are out of sync with our natural environment we are on the brink of losing both...

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