It began with a walk through the farmyard.
The Pecan (Carya illinoinensis) trees had just released their leaves—still green.
The Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum) boasted various warm fall hues decorating the yard and sky.
I collected the wind-fallen leaves of both.
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I was fortunate enough to be awarded the Research Grant for Graduate Students at SIUE. My proposal was to create paper from invasive plant species.
I do not profess to be an expert in natural dyeing, but I do profess to be an addict! Every summer for about three years, I have researched and experimented with natural dyeing. It is a glorious pursuit because exploring natural dyes allows me to further learn about the world.
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