Natural dyeing and eco-printing are vehicles to understand the world underfoot.
I dye paper and salvaged textiles with gathered natural materials– a multitude of fallen leaves, morning glories, goldenrod, black walnut, barberry, marigold and coreopsis. These traces of leaves and flowers transfer to the surfaces of cloth and paper, marking a season, making a record of that day, and recording a particular plant. These mono-prints are assembled to become pages in books, stitched upon and then together. The act of stitching brings me back to glimpsed lichen on the tree, lines on birch bark, frozen ice on the pond and sounds of the birds in the woods.
images by Douglas Baz