joannadances

Dyes by Nature

Harrisonburg, Virginia 49 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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joannadances

Dyes by Nature

Harrisonburg, Virginia | 49 Sales

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Announcement    I rely on the generosity of Nature to provide me with color. Every day I am inspired by the quiet rhythms of Nature as she shifts from season to season. Nature soothes and heals the soul, my creations are intended to bring these qualities and nurture the wearer.

I use the plants I find growing in the nearby countryside for the dyes I use in my work. Osage orange, walnuts, raspberry leaves and goldenrod are some of the plants that provide the dyes. I extract the color from the plants printing the color from the plants directly on the fabric. I also incorporate rusted iron and copper wire prints in the botanical prints. I use only natural fibers, silks, cottons and re-purposed linens.

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Last updated on Jul 20, 2018

I rely on the generosity of Nature to provide me with color. Every day I am inspired by the quiet rhythms of Nature as she shifts from season to season. Nature soothes and heals the soul, my creations are intended to bring these qualities and nurture the wearer.

I use the plants I find growing in the nearby countryside for the dyes I use in my work. Osage orange, walnuts, raspberry leaves and goldenrod are some of the plants that provide the dyes. I extract the color from the plants printing the color from the plants directly on the fabric. I also incorporate rusted iron and copper wire prints in the botanical prints. I use only natural fibers, silks, cottons and re-purposed linens.

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About joannadances

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Joanna's Dance

I live in a cottage along the banks of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River in the northern part of Rockingham County. Every day I am enlivened and inspired by the quiet rhythms of Nature as she shifts from season to season. With a background in fine art, I’ve had a lifelong passion for textile art of all kinds.
I use primarily the plants I find growing in the nearby countryside for the dyes I use in my work. I rely on the generosity of Nature to provide me with color. Osage orange, walnuts, raspberry leaves and goldenrod are some of the plants that provide the dyes. I extract the color from the plants in a process called eco-print, printing the color from the plants directly on the fabric. I also incorporate rusted iron and copper wire prints in the eco-prints. I use only natural fibers, silks, cottons and re-purposed linens.

This quote by Martha Graham has been my inspiration for many years. We all have a dance we are here to do. This is my dance, this is the thing I have to do.
“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open.... You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. ”
― Martha Graham

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  • Joanna Gray

    Owner, Maker, Stitcher, Dyer, Dancer

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Last updated on November 27, 2016
Welcome to joanna dances! I hope that your shopping experience will be a good one here. I've outlined my policies here to make sure we're all on the same page about the transaction. And thank you for your interest in what I do!

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I want you to love what you buy from me. I will accept returns within 2 weeks after shipping, with postage paid by you. Refunds will be through PayPal. Just contact me as soon as possible within the 2 weeks for return confirmation.
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