hand dyed using wild grapes, producing a blue violet

printed pattern - iris


about the dye plant -

wild grapes –

There’s a pine tree in our yard that has been over-taken by wild grapes. They grow relatively high in the tree, which forces to me climb a ladder and face my fear of heights. I’m usually covered in run-away grapes, leaves, stems and spiders by the time I’m done foraging. I am always sure to ethically forage my dye plants, making sure to not harm the plant or gather more than 10% of the population. The grapes (when squished) are a lovely red-purple, and they shift slightly through each step of the dye process. The end result is a blue-purple tone. I was surprised!



    © 2020 planted pigments

    Adams, MA

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