I started Ecotone Threads as a business in 2013. At the time I had begun selling my work at local festivals and craft fairs, and while I didn’t have a clear idea of where the business would go, I needed a name (and a business license)!
The name takes its meaning from both the diverse, overlapping plant communities in which I live, and the colors and materials I collect from them for use in my work. My business has evolved to include local workshops, sales of homegrown natural dye seeds, and recent work within the California Fibershed community.
I am an artist and plant biologist crafting a life based on exploration, inquiry, and attentiveness. I have started this website out of gratitude for the many people around the world who freely share their knowledge and learning experiences… I have learned so many inspiring things from internet bloggers and instructional videos, and these have given me the seeds to cultivate many of the skills I hold dear! I hope that through this website I can begin to give back, and add my own experience to the shared pool of knowledge.
Please visit the “My Work” page to see what I have been creating lately, and stop by the blog to learn more, peruse practical lessons, and read about my natural dye adventures as I find time to write about them. Fellow natural dye enthusiasts will also find there is a link to my Etsy store, where I offer seeds for several of my favorite dye plants, along with growing and dye instructions.
Thank you for stopping by! – Kori