Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Natural Dyes

Natural dyes can create amazing colors and not just browns and natural cotton as you may think. Bright orange, peach, vibrant purple, greys, browns and indigos are a few options. The photo above is a seed from the Achiote creates a gorgeous orange. The bottom photo is naturally dyed yarn from a weaving cooperative around Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. More and more artisan cooperatives in Guatemala are learning eco-friendly techniques to better market themselves in the international market.

Proud Mary is working on a new naturally dyed fabric as we write...stay tuned!!

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