mama of eco dye studio
I have a damn hard time accepting how I’ve been taught to treat the planet.
ECO DYE STUDIO exists to continue the traditions of the colourful inhabitants that came before us. We are here to celebrate the plants, people and pigment of our earth.
Mindfulness, creativity, accessibility, community and fun are at the centre of my practice. It brings me joy to share knowledge that has been passed down for centuries. As a single human being I don’t have a resolution to the world we continue to manufacture, but I believe having access to our roots can connect us to what is most valuable.
Natural dyeing is a powerful form of creative therapy. Working with plants allows the creator to slow down, focus on the present and accept the process. If you are interested in letting your inner child out I personally invite you to participate in a workshop.
In our workshops you’ll learn how to:
✿ create colour with food waste, seasonal flowers and other natural resources
✿ prepare and treat fabric for plant dyeing
✿ design techniques such as tie dyeing, bundle dyeing and eco printing
A small library of resources to get you connected with nature.
If you’re a plant dyer or just finding your footing in the natural world, look below for a list of resources we trust and love.
Plant dyed tutorials with Kaliko
Kaliko is a slow textile business based in Berlin founded by Ania Grzeszek. On the stores ‘blog’ section, Ania shares her extensive knowledge on sustainable fashion with diy tutorials and natural dye techniques.
Where do I buy dye materials?
Wild Colours is a UK based dye directory owned by Teresinha Roberts. For high quality dye extracts, mordants, modifiers, kits and an in-depth insight into the world of dyes, Teresinha’s got you.
Identify plants and flowers
The app, *Picture This* is a beginner foragers’ best friend. The app claims to be able to identify over 10,000 plant species with a 98% accuracy. This is our most used app at ECO DYE STUDIO when we go foraging for seasonal plants and flowers to dye with.