ec·o·toneekəˌtōn,ˈēkəˌtōn/ n. A transitional zone between two ecological communities, as between a forest and grassland or a river and its estuary.

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.


New Etsy Banner 2016


   About me:




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