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Plant-Based Dyes: Indigo, Madder, and Weld

On my journey to creating natural color, I was deeply inspired by a workshop I attended at Darthia Farm in my hometown of Gouldsboro, which is located on the rural coast of Maine. These artists and farmers were growing the traditional primary-color dye plants of madder, weld, and indigo, and they were saving and sharing seeds. I’m forever grateful to have received my first ...

Sasha Duerr

Mother Earth Gardener

Expert advice on all aspects of growing.