2022 was an incredible year of making and learning for me. I plunged head first into lots of experiments and new dye techniques. But there is just one technique that stands out as the most noteworthy. Not only was it the best seller for the entire year, but it also taught me so much about my craft along the way.
The style is a marigold petal print. I use this in the Grants Pass Scarf and the Pale Peach Scarf. The technique of botanical or eco printing was developed some time ago and has been mastered and taught by many, so I do not pretend to be the inventor of this idea. The way that I create my end products has evolved into my own style through trial and error and this is what I love about it! Depending on the overdye color and which steps are done first, many results are possible.
I also have found that every batch of marigolds is different and produces a slightly varied pattern. Below you'll see some variations I've created.
The excitement of unrolling a batch and wondering how it might be unique is so much fun. Watch this video for a little snippet into how I create my best selling patterns.