Pratt Textile Dye Garden

From 2021-2022, I worked as a Graduate Research Assistant at Pratt's Textile Dye Garden. The Textile Dye Garden is an ongoing project located at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. The garden serves as a resource for sustainability education and a hub for collaboration and experimentation.

As Graduate Research Assistant, I helped plan and coordinate educational events on site, designed and maintained the garden's website, created flyers for social media, and artwork to be used for events. In addition, I designed our print and digital swatch book which serves as a resource for students to learn about the garden's plants and their ranges of color.

Below are some examples of my work at the Textile Dye Garden.

Swatch Book Volume 1.

Digital layout created in Adobe InDesign, and hand-bound using bundle-dyed fabric covers from garden plant material. Swatches dyed by Textile Dye Garden team.

Above left: Hand-painted garden map. Above center and right: Risograph printed garden map.

Above: Event flyers for social media and garden website

Below Left: Hand-painted bandana design for indigo event. Below center and right: Screen-printed bandanas using clay resist paste on cotton

Above: Bandanas hanging to dry after being dipped in indigo vat and clay resist has washed off