Cara Marie Piazza Demo

Dyeing with Stored Yield

Cara Marie Piazza is a Natural Dyer and artisan working in New York City.

She creates one of a kind textiles only using natural dye stuffs such as botanicals, plant matter, minerals, non-toxic metals and food wastes. She treats her fabrics through alchemical dye sessions, ancient shibori techniques and bundle dyeing, transforming each textile into its very own story. She works with both designers and artists to realize their Natural dyeing needs as well as creates custom pieces for private clients.

Cara teaches workshops on natural dyeing and curates unique experiences merging healing, color and art.

Cara led a virtual workshop in collaboration with the Textile Dye Garden on November 19, 2021. Using the dried yield from our 2021 garden harvest, Cara demonstrated several techniques including bundle dyeing and immersion dyeing, and showed several modifying techniques.

Learn more from Cara in the video above, where she goes into detail about natural dyeing.

Black-eyed Susan on Silk

Red & Purple Dahlia on Silk

Hibiscus on Silk

Marigold on Silk

Yellow Dahlia on Silk