Inside the Studio

Visit with Carrie Crawford

We visit Carrie Crawford’s West Marin, CA studio to see how she works with natural dyes to create her iconic indigo blue works.

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“Chance and spontaneity are my intimate partners. In just using my hands to dip the cloth, I am really at the mercy of the interaction of dye and fabric.”

— Carrie Crawford

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“I am drawn to process. Earth elements and plant dyes all take a good deal of work and care to coax the color to emerge. I am not a chemist or very precise person, so the trial and error has been a huge journey. Many folks love the science that makes the dye come alive – I appreciate that and consult their books and methods, but truly prefer the magic.”

— Carrie Crawford

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