From Rubbish to Rainbow *RERUN
Komuro Maito has a studio in downtown Tokyo where he works with traditional plant-based dyes. His dyes are made from things that would normally be discarded like fruit skins or pruned twigs. But the results he achieves are so stunning, it's hard to believe. His methods are primitive, boiling to extract natural pigments while imagining the color that will result. It can vary greatly depending on the plants used, and even on the season. As he's fond of saying, "trash is treasure."
Komuro Maito gathers branches for dye making
Coloring yarn with natural dye
Yarn dyed using cherry branches and leaves