© 2020 planted pigments

Adams, MA

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hand dyed using sumac, producing a burnt orange

printed pattern - lotus pod


about the dye plant -

sumac –

The sumac was foraged from a local hiking area called the Greylock Glen. The plants themselves are a red-y pink, the extract begins that color, but begins to shift to a red-orange. After the silk rested, the color set to a burnt orange to brown depending on the lighting.

lotus pod