from seed to studio: a homegrown & home-dyed treasure box November 20 2023

this little
treasure box is a glimpse into my creative world.
it is a compilation of things that bring me joy: dirty hands from time in the garden or at the dye pot, my love of cozy wool, my curiosity about color and delight with texture, and the deep satisfaction i feel when everything is gathered into one tidy collection. i made a very limited quantity of these treasure boxes. they are the perfect present for your favorite stitcher or a lovely gift for yourself.

i love the challenge of using new colors, creating new color combinations, and using an unexpected color to highlight or shift the color balance. colors are like seasoning, used to change the flavor and surprise the palette. i dyed three weights of wool (gauze, crepe, and felt), the subtle shade difference between the fabrics is so beautiful. i have paired the plant-dyed wool with a bright assortment of mohair/silk yarn, i love the aura this yarn creates when it is used for embroidery projects.

this treasure box lends itself to small, patchwork projects or meaningful decorations like ornaments and amulets. i have gathered some ideas from my collection of free sewing tutorials. i hope you can feel the love and care that is bundled up in every box.

as always, thank you for supporting small makers and shopping handmade. i feel so lucky to be able to do this work.

alison kaplan
kata golda handmade