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Erika Molnar  I am listening. natural dye nerd, color obsessed :: exploration & experimentation :: telling stories with textiles ::

Even good dogs have their moments... I made this baby quilt almost 12 years ago. It came back to me for repair (swipe left) - Faded, soft, well loved. The pleasure of fixing something that has had so much involvement in life! Thanks for loving this up, you guys. Keep adding to its story! ..
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#repair #mending #quilt #lifetimerepairwarranty #babyquilt #thedogatemy

the hazards of living with a dyer. ..
We collected these cochineal during a visit to family and I set them soaking in a jar because I have no good way to dry them. A kid opened the jar before I had labeled it and yelled, “hey mama, this jam smells very wrong!”
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Yep.
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#naturaldyersofinstagram #cochineal #naturaldye #foraged #forageddye #dyelife

attachments.

Live oak scar from the thomas fire (with new spaces to explore and green recovery all around)
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#thomasfire #coldspringstrail

quiet stitching amidst a fun and busy week.
Quebracho red, fustic, indigo from some dye time with Brooke @sinceresheep ..
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#fustic #quebrachored #indigo #naturaldyes

winter colorway

this morning’s greens on thrifted clothing (linen/cotton).
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#naturaldye #naturallydyed #botanicaldye #green #thrifted #nontoxiccolor #stillhavenotcleaneduptheindigo

making some other things.
Indigo stain from runaway starter, indigo-dyed thread, leather from @aurorashoeco

a little color for your day: my favorite pages from the swatch book created during the class I taught last weekend @textile_studio . The students now have recipes for all of these colors should they ever want to recreate a specific hue!
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#madderweldindigo #colormixingwithnaturaldyes #dyerecipebook #naturaldyes #naturaldyeclass #colorgamut #fullspectrum #redyellowblue

A bunch of intrepid dyers joined me this weekend for a color-mixing class I taught at the contemporary textile studio co-op @textile_studio. They made over 200 colors with three dyes, and left with color charts and recipes for all of the colors— which they will be assembling for the next couple of days! Here are a few images of their work. Thank you all for participating!
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#naturaldye #naturaldyes #madderweldindigo #colormixingwithnaturaldyes #colorgamut #knowyourwater

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