Vermont Artist Dyes Fabric With Sumac And Indigo For Janis Joplin-Inspired Clothing

VPR, Vermont NPR writes:

“Recently,  NPR has been exploring the concept of color and the impact that rich hues have in our day-to-day lives.

That’s a topic that’s near and dear to one Northeast Kingdom artist. Graham Keegan makes fabric dye from plants that he harvests near his Kirby home — plants like wild sumac and home-grown indigo. His natural dyes attracted the attention of a clothing line that pays homage to Janis Joplin. The late singer’s niece, Malyn Joplin, has launched a clothing line called “Made for Pearl,” and she’s hired Keegan to design and produce fabric.”

Check out the pulley system he’s created for dipping! We’re fans.

Read the full article on VPR here and shop for indigo to dye your own rock and roll inspired clothing here.

Images: Meryl Lebowitz for NPR