As you may know, I’ve shared the talents of the wonderful Deepa Preeti Natarajan in these pages before. Ethnobotanist (and one of my sister Saree’s dearest friends), she has been an invaluable resource for all things natural and plant-based (her posts on natural fabric dying and natural egg dying seen here). So when I recently learned about […]
Deepa Preeti Natarajan
I’ve had the pleasure of learning about and working with natural dyes with the wonderful Deepa Preeti Natarajan on several occasions. One of my favorites – and happily one of the easiest to work with – is turmeric.
I was introduced to ethnobotanist Deepa Preeti Natarajan by my sister Saree. One of her good friends, Deepa has been kind enough to share her wealth of knowledge in natural dyes in several previous posts – you can find her tips for naturally dyeing fabric and eggs here and here. Needless to say, she has become a wonderful resource in this realm, so when exploring the process of harvesting indigo dye, I went straight to her.
I am always on the hunt for great natural dyeing kits that will make beautiful, vibrant eggs – but they always seem to come up short. So this year, I called on my sister Saree’s good friend and ethnobotanist, Deepa Preeti Natarajan. I featured some of Deepa’s wonderful tips and tricks for naturally dyeing fabrics in a previous post, and was thrilled when she agreed to share the same for dyeing eggs.
For Christmas this year, my sister Saree gave us all the most incredible gifts – unique, hand dyed pieces that she had crafted with her friend Deepa Preeti Natarajan. They were all so beautiful and special, and she had obviously put a lot of time and love into them, which made them all the better.