In the Pink


I recently an an opportunity to branch out into children’s clothing, so I thought I’d experiment with the brightest of the natural dyes I’ve created so far.  These pink dresses owe their fuchsia-like boldness to beets again, but this time, I used fresh beets straight from my farmer’s market.


I could tell they were were going to yield very strong results when I began peeling them:

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The beets’ rich color transferred very nicely to the girls’ dresses.  More of these dresses will be FOR SALE on this site in the coming weeks, so get ready!

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Brett Barker

Brett Barker is a painter, textile artist, art/design instructor, and writer whose career spans more than 25 years. Originally from New Mexico, she now resides in Redondo Beach, California. She has taught fine art, artistic design, and textile design to numerous individuals, art guilds, and organizations throughout the U.S. She has a Master's Degree in Art Education from the University of Nebraska. Her artwork sells throughout the U.S. and is available on her website, She is currently undertaking a year-long investigation of Japanese shibori dyeing that will culminate in a trip to Japan to study under a master shibori artist in September of 2016. Her shibori blog can be found at Her surface and textile designs can be found at

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