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!