grapevine on olive - 13"x70"

grapevine on olive - 13"x70"


hand dyed using blackberry shoots, producing an olive

printed pattern - grapevine


about the dye plant -

blackberry shoots -


Blackberries are a summer favorite & we are lucky to have a patch growing in our yard. The shoots of the blackberry were harvested early this spring. Their coloring is a dark magenta/red-violet. This dye bath started as a deep mustard color, and shifted as I adjusted the pH. I also created a light blue-grey.