I came across the incredible artist Liz Spencer – known as @thedogwooddyer on Instagram. Her videos are hypnotising with fabulous hand dye techniques; foraging flowers and plants to create the most beautiful bespoke garments.
Her Bio reads : ‘With experience tending organic natural dye gardens nestled between rows of a family heritage orange grove in southern California, the urban sidewalks of Brooklyn New York, and in the tradition of an English community garden in London, Liz Spencer has devoted an artistic practice to her insatiable curiosity of coaxing color from plants.’
‘Liz holds a BA from Linfield College & an MA from the famed sustainable fashion program at the London College of Fashion. She has taught fashion, sustainability, and natural dyeing at Parsons the New School and continually teaches at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Liz is now finding a new rhythm by the ocean in Oceanside, CA.’
She holds online workshops to teach different techniques when it comes to natural dying. https://www.thedogwooddyer.com/workshopvideos
Garden flower 🌼🌿 dyed socks Cosmos flowers & Coreopsis stems combine to make a sweet summer floral design on these hemp/organic cotton socks. Scroll down for the video!