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