Check out this lovely video from Aranya Naturals

Take a look a this video from my friends at Aranya Naturals!!!!!

You can find their beautiful scarves at here


The Beauty of Natural Dyes!

I just love working with natural dyes – keeping an ancient tradition alive, working with color, celebrating nature!

Madder Red & Cochineal dye Silk Scarves
Handwoven silk scarves dyed with madder red & cochineal.

Silk Scarves from Aranya

The last days of my trip to India were spent at the Srishti Welfare Center visiting the Aranya Natural Dye Unit. The Center is located in Munnar, Kerala, Southern India nestled in the midst of a tea plantation. I worked with the amazing artisans to help them create three new colors for their palette of natural dyes. It had been five years since my last visit – it was wonderful to see them – there was so much catching up to do!

I also brought back lots of beautiful scarves they had dyed and a few handmade journals from the paper making unit, Athulya.

The sale of the scarves and journals benefit both Srishti and Stories of Hope!

You can purchase these beautiful items on The Yarn Tree’s website:

Aranya Silk Scarves

Athulya Journals

Checking the color
Checking the color
Look at these beautiful new colors!!
Look at these beautiful new colors!!