the grapevine: a versatile material

using locally foraged finds whenever I'm able is a priority for my work. luckily, my yard is full of dye materials. we have feet of tangled, beautiful grapevine.


leaves provide a tannin-rich bath in the early spring to summer. grapes provide a lavender-grey every other year. the vines are plentiful all year round. uses include making homemade vine charcoal and vine black ink.


want to learn more about this process? try your hand at my natural ink making workshop.