I met Marie of Emerald Acre about 5 summers ago. We were fellow vendors at a few of the local farmers' markets on Cape Cod. Aside from growing amazing vegetables, she made beautiful linen goods. It wasn't long before we were collaborating together.
This is the first of our fall projects. Bandanas cut, sewn, and finished by Marie on her one-acre farm, then handed off to me for dyeing in the studio.
Lately, I've been reading about light rays in natural dyeing, how they determine what colors we see or don't see, how layering them absorbs multiple rays, multiple colors. All the light with all the plants.
These pieces are the result. A study in color overlay. They were triple-dyed in the studio using Japanese itajime shibori techniques. Series 2 was dyed with coreopsis, black walnut, indigo.
Hang as art or use as a bandana/kerchief. Organic cotton. Measures 18" square. Handwash, line dry.