folkfibers Throwback to 2008 on a miniature pony farm owned by an Amish family in Pennsylvania.
We arrived with the intentions of photographing ponies wearing quilts and hats, yet it became so much more. That day, those children, they continue to inspire me. @joshgoleman
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folkfibers Pecans fermenting for a natural brown dye. 1w

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folkfibers Making progress! #naturaldyes 2w

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folkfibers Working on Ada's quilt with her by my side. It's just how I imagined it would be. 2w

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folkfibers Starting over on Ada's quilt. I felt the first attempt wasn't colorful enough. It's exciting to see all these fabrics I dyed over this past year come together! #naturaldyes 3w

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folkfibers An indigo moment. 3w
  •   emilyedwards Ooommmmmggggggg 3w
  •   bign_ Wow wow! Beautiful 3w
  •   brant_leung Indigo so nice _baby is so cute _ 3w
  •   tolgathered 3w
  •   ambatalia Hi Maura, 3w
  •   ambatalia Againhi Maura, I wanted to invite you to a project that I'm doing called #giveINdigo. I'm calling all indigo dyers from around the world to send me just one strip of indigo 6"x 10" ( doesn't have to be exact ) I will be making a boro style quilt and auctioning off at west coast craft in SF in December. I love your work and would be so thrilled if you could participate. The quilt would be auctioned off and all proceeds will go to #internationalrivers thank you 3w
  •   folkfibers @ambatalia sure thing email me details : maura@folkfibers.com 5d
  •   ambatalia Thank you 5d

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folkfibers It's a family business over here, even the pets participate in packaging the quilts. 3w

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folkfibers This little lady is 2 months old today! This hand smocked dress is a family heirloom, I couldn't resist playing dress up. 4w

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folkfibers Naturally dyed color swatches derived from plants and minerals.
In the presence of good materials, hopes grow and possibilities multiply. #art&fear
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folkfibers Deciding on colors for Ada's baby quilt. Cotton naturally dyed with goldenrod, madder, pecans, osage and pomegranate. 1mon

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folkfibers Breaking ground for the new dye garden! 1mon

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folkfibers Pomegranates from my neighbors tree. Even if the fruit is not completely ripe it still dyes fabric beautifully. 1mon

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folkfibers This week we harvested pecans for brown and black dyes. I like to pick em' when they are ripe with green husks. 1mon

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folkfibers Simply adore these illustrations of dye plants that I use in my work, by @hallierosetaylor. 1mon

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folkfibers Ada Mae grinning on a khadi quilt. The pinks in the quilt and her onesie are naturally dyed with madder root. 1mon

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folkfibers Love how this pillow turned out! Naturally dyed with osage wood, hand appliquéd and hand quilted. 1mon

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folkfibers mexican plums 2mon
  •   lancefer_the_red_rider Are you going to use them as a dye? 2mon
  •   folkfibers @lancefer_the_red_rider yes a first attempt, we shall see! There are a few on our property so I figured I should explore the free resource. 2mon
  •   lusummers Very interested to see the results, we've got a really prolific plum tree! 2mon
  •   mdhaworth I tried dyeing with my damaged plums and had no luck but I am not generally skilled at getting natural dye to take to cotton so trust you will have better luck! 2mon
  •   atelierthibault I like their wild chalky residue 2mon
  •   scoopygogo Beautiful photograph. Perfect styling. I look forward to the outcome of the fabric. 2mon
  •   jaimielks Oooh, I just planted a Mexican plum this spring. I can't wait until it's big enough to start producing fruit. 2mon

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