About Silk & Sumac
My name is Grace Wittig and I live and work out of rural Ontario.
I wear many hats.
I am a dyer, a maker, a gardener and a naturalist.
Botanically dyed textiles are my passion.
Most of the colours I work with are a product of locally foraged plants. Nothing is synthetic. I create small batch, hand dyed textiles in my kitchen and outdoor studio. I work with natural fibres such as silk, cotton and linen. This is a slow process. Leaves and flowers and plant matter manifest in rich colours without the use of chemicals. It often leaves behind unique markings on the fabric – a testament to the unique quality of botanically dyed textiles.
I also ‘ecodye’. This process involves placing plant material directly on to fabrics for the purpose of obtaining beautiful, one of a kind plant prints. Botanically dyed textiles are not only aesthetically unique, but represent a shift away from fast fashion, synthetic textiles and mass production.
If you have anything specific you are looking for, feel free to contact me. Since every dye batch is different, I will do my best to colour match as accurately as possible. I am currently advertising ribbons – perfect for floral and bridal arrangements – and will be adding new products weekly. Enjoy!