NAtural Dye x Block Print 

Cotton, various natural dyes, wood block

These multipurpose cotton squares offer a glimpse into the possibilities of natural dyeing, printmaking, and pattern design. Utilizing the techniques of master dyer, Graham Keegan, I experimented with various mordant pastes and very simple blocks to play around with shape, overlap, and limited colors.

 
 
Dyed with Onion Skins, Tannin ( Oak Gall), Iron, and Alum

Dyed with Onion Skins, Tannin ( Oak Gall), Iron, and Alum

Dyed with Cochineal, Tannin, Iron, and Alum

Dyed with Cochineal, Tannin, Iron, and Alum

Dyed with Cutch, Tannin, Iron, and Alum

Dyed with Cutch, Tannin, Iron, and Alum

Dyed with Cutch, Tannin, Iron, and Alum

Dyed with Cutch, Tannin, Iron, and Alum

Detail of Cochineal Dye

Detail of Cochineal Dye

Cochineal Dye Bath

Cochineal Dye Bath

Block Printing with Iron and Alum Pastes

Block Printing with Iron and Alum Pastes

Cutch Dye Bath

Cutch Dye Bath