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Dyeing With the Colors of Nature

Here’s a pickle. What’s to be done if you’re an artist and the toxins in oil paint make you sick? Perhaps the answer is in the pickle. And blackberries, too. Wild fennel, artichokes, red cabbage, nettles, avocado pits, rhubarb and fig leaves. Sasha Duerr, author of The Handbook of Natural Plant Dyes, wakes up each morning wondering where color exists. Come along as the artist/designer explores nature, the original source of our relationship to color, to rediscover a full palette of lush organic dyes.