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Big Isle native explores potential of plant-based dyes

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    At top, Sasha Duerr used sour grass to dye a child’s dress.

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    Bouganvillea can be a source of natural dyes.

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    Textile artist, educator and author Sasha Duerr used hibiscus flowers.

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    Aloe can be a source of natural dyes.

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    Textile artist, educator and author Sasha Duerr used hibiscus flowers to dye the straw hat.

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    Sasha Duerr: The Bay Area resident has written two books about natural pigments

While studying fine art in her early 20s, Sasha Duerr developed an allergy to the paints and solvents she used, including pigments containing toxic metals. Read more

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