Goldenrod, indigo, plant fibers, and musings on wildcrafted color. This is a glimpse at my third craft kit in the seasonal subscription kits series. This one features plant-dyed fabrics and slow stitches that result in an organic lavender sachet or pincushion. With a moon phase stitched to the top in Sashiko thread, if you like. Combining three of my favorite things: Natural dyes, hand-stitches, and moon magic.
For each kit I design and make postcards that share images of the finished project. I’m a big fan of improvisation and intuition but I’m also a Capricorn so, it goes without saying, I like charts and lists and inspiration boards too. For this postcard I added some writing on the experience of foraging plants for dyes. While natural colors are extraordinary, the connection foraging creates is also incredible.
This one reads, Plant Dyes: Wildcrafted color foraged from fields, parks, and forests creates a connection to local ecosystems while offering natural plant pigment to animal and cellulose fibers like wool, silk, cotton, hemp, and linen. Goldenrod grows wild in many prairies and meadows offering vibrant swaths of color in the landscape and palettes for our fibers. Harvesting wildflowers for dyes fosters interaction with seasonal plants, slow design, and sustainable living. It’s also an opportunity for gratitude, reciprocity, and plant magic.
Subscription craft kits open for autumn subscribers at 12-noon EST tomorrow. Link in profile. There are only 40 available so please set your alarms and refresh your browsers. Fabrics will change each season depending on what I can grow, harvest, forage, dry, or preserve. Thank you to the first 40 subscribers who made this project possible. 💙 A video of this kit is in my IG stories today. #naturaldye #plantmagic