April 21, 2017

Living in a throwaway world, I’m inspired by the values of my ancestors and motivated to combine their respect for the land and simpler way of life with current priorities and lifestyles. Yes, some of the perks of modern life make life easier—I don’t want to go back to the old wood cook stove my […]

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Spring Planting for an Eco-Dyer’s Garden

April 6, 2017

I’m a self-taught eco-dyer, and I have an ever-evolving urban wild flower garden in the Powderhorn neighborhood in south Minneapolis. From years of ordering plants and seeds (Growing a Dyer’s Garden), garden suppliers have figured out they have a sucker (they obviously share mailing lists!). My mailbox is full of catalogs and special offers—three just […]

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Newest Cyanotypes

September 21, 2016

Cyanotype printing (click here for the Cyanotype Gallery) is a process I use in my art making, combining it with eco-dyeing and rust printing (Current Work). I print on fabric rather than paper.  Although some fabrics now come prepared for printing, I sensitize my own because it gives me more fabric options. My fabric of […]

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