April 26, 2017

The sun is getting brighter every day so it’s time to put in an order to Photographers’ Formulary for ferric ammonium citrate and potassium ferricyanide so this years’ cyanotype printing can begin. Since I sun print in my garden and not in a darkroom, the strength of the sun is a deciding factor for printing. […]

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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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