The older I get, the more I realize people don't make things with their hands anymore. There is something so beautiful to me about the analog process; it brings awareness to where things come from and the energy it takes to create it.
MADE BY HAND
prepare the dye bath
Preparing a dye bath varies on the fabric material and the dye source. Because I use natural dyes, I pick natural fabrics to work with. Fibers like cotton and linen are much easier color when using delicate dye material.
Typically, I’ll soak the dye material in water for 60 minutes. After that, I place it in a large pot and simmer for about 90 minutes before it’s ready to use.