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"Art created in nature, in the moment; with materials from the earth found on walks and hikes in Marin County, California. Inspired by artists, Andrew Goldworthy and Richard Shilling."

Croatian (Slavonian) Easter eggs - this is how we always colored our eggs - interesting leaves in the stocking and then cooked in onion peels, dandelion flowers or beet skins. Afterwards we would make them shiny by rubbing them in bacon.

Cute spring display. Love the hand made wire stands. Blomsterverkstad

Berries, Natural Dyes by Philosopher Queen. This was my first job with CW between college years: we built a fire, boiled some berries or leaves and dyed some wool spun by CW's Spinning and Weaving Shop.

autumn dyes: hawthorn berries, alder cones, acorns and dry eucalyptus leaves

A quite lovely natural dye chart from Jessika Cates. via her site Collective Individual. Repinned by Libby VanBuskirk on "Inca Textiles & Pre-Inca Textiles." The Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco has been successful in keeping alive and restoring the great weaving practices. The fine yarn used by weavers connected with the Center is hand spun and now hand dyed with natural dyes.

Gorgeous purple Easter egg. wondering if I could do a wax resist or something to keep the nice image white while I dye the egg. Also could paint small images in white. | via

Natural fabric dyes - some common plants and veggies can result in some beautiful colors!

Alabama Chanin Natural Dyes Photographer: Gina Binkley

some easy to use plants include: onion skins, elderberry, fig leaves, carrot tops, avocado pits, red cabbage. Directions for brilliant gold: carrot tops on wool.