Hi, I’m Angie, and like you, I am a creative soul who loves the spirit of the natural world.
My love of plants was born one summer when my grandmother took my family on a road trip to my father’s birthplace near Little Rock, Arkansas. In an empty lot next to my aunt’s house, we picked weeds for a “poke salad,” it was fascinating and delicious. The experience always stayed with me. It planted the seed of endless possibilities with plants.
It was at an old beach cabin where I began to work with fabrics and dyes after an emergency surgery that awoke the need for more creative joy in my life. Working with my hands in the summer sun and cool sea air, tie-dyeing t-shirts, socks, and scarves brought me to my happy place. However, once I realized the toxicity of the synthetic dyes to myself and the environment, I began playing with plant dyes, and a new fascination was born! After being laid off from a corporate job of nearly 20 years, I went back to school to chart my own destiny and become an entrepreneur to share my love of natural plant dyes with you.
Last summer, my husband and I moved into a 150-year-old farmhouse among the temperate rainforest of the northwest coastal range, lichen falling from the trees that I use in my dye pot. I forage the local landscape for fallen leaves, walnuts, dandelions, and mushrooms for the dyes and inks I create. We are knee-deep in renovations, building a greenhouse and a large garden with dreams of an art studio where I explore the local landscape, honor the seasons and the plants’ wisdom.
Join me as I create with nature, exploring the alchemy of plant dyes and textile design.
The Alchemy of Plant Dyes and Textile Design
Share re-emerging plant-based dye techniques
Connect with nature and support our need to create
Ecologically sound and sustainable practices
There is nothing like the surprise and joy in designing each piece as a unique impression of natureAt SPIRALcreative, I create one-of-a-kind statement pieces inspired by the natural worldJoin me as I forage the local landscape and in my organic garden as I explore the alchemy of plants
Join me at local events and web-based classes
Inspired by Nature,
Colors by Plants
Nourish your soul
Beauty provided by those that surround us
Organically grown & sustainably foraged
Enjoy a small luxury
We have always used plants to adorn ourselves