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Nan Drye

I eco print with leaves and other plant materials onto natural fiber fabrics to make beautiful, useful things. I am fascinated with the colors achieved from many humble weeds we overlook every day and the rather magical processes used to get them to give up their secrets. I have always been a bit obsessed with the passage of time, and this art form fits right in. The time of year and the stage of growth of a plant can affect what color it will give. The process itself can not be rushed-open the bundle too soon and it is ruined. This work teaches me mindfulness, presence, and patience.

Arrowleaf Balsamroot and spotted knapweed on silk crepe de chine

Thimbleberry leaves and salal berries on silk crepe de chine

Peony leaves, blackberry leaves, and red cabbage on silk crepe de chine

Hollyhock blossoms and filbert leaves on silk crepe de chine

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