Please find a selection of projects I have realized or collaborated on as Tinctorium Studio, in chronological order.
As part of Tinctorium Studio's mission to revive natural dye practices and increase everyday interactions with local flora, I give monthly workshops on different natural dye techniques.
Since November 2020 I have hosted 14 different workshops. You can read more about my favorite workshop, Wild Fabrics, in the journal.
A Garden to Dye For
In January 2020 I was invited to take part in an edible garden project with my dye flowers. Through this opportunity, I founded, planted, and maintained a dye garden in a post-industrial area of Lisbon.
You can read more about my experience in the journal.
In June 2021, I teamed up with Lisbon-based brand +351 to naturally dye a collection of their shirts with Indigo. Social media influencers were invited to dye with us and create a one-off piece to sell. Profits from this collaboration went to a Portuguese ocean conservation non-profit, Oceans Alive.
Everything is Welcome
In July 2021, I spent 3 weeks assisting Italian artist Alex Cecchetti on his exhibition for Casa da Cerca. The mission was to naturally dye 23 4m panels and 6 dervish skirts. Alex provided creative direction while I detailed technical procedures and executed the natural dyeing.
You can read more about this experience in the journal.
Natural Abstracts on Paper
Armed with a collection of inks and pigments from a year of working professionally with natural dyes, I created this art series on watercolor paper.
The series is an exploration of natural colors using only natural pigments and mineral color modifiers.
You can read more about the dreamscapes in the journal.