Artisan Dyes, Made By Hand
Dubbed the fashion worlds artisanal dyer by the New York Times. Audrey Louise Reynolds uses right and left-brained instincts to create her dyes. All-natural ingredients, foraged and sourced in upstate New York. From daily life, travels, and unexpected encounters, Audrey collects everything from minerals, seaweed, squid ink, coral, shells, plankton, flowers, earth to turn into natural dyes. But it's not a willy-nilly pinch-o-this-dash-o-that tizzy. No, it's science-based hypothesis that leads to trial and error experimentation, that leads to a give and take, adding and extracting and cooking and recording and sweating, to make these dyes and perfect these techniques. Yes, there's a free-form style she incorporates into any individual product, but it's only through a thorough examination of her material and its intended use that she's able to set the parameters for color. Each piece is hand-made and unique.
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PHOTO By DAN MCMAHON
Photos by Jessica Malafouris