Photo by Emma Weiss

Photo by Emma Weiss

Hi Folks! We are Ashton & Claire and we make up this small, queer and feminist owned business. Welcome to our site! 

Working with natural colors from the earth is very important to us at Wax & Wane Fiber for both ecological stewardship and also the artistry inherent in the process. Never knowing exactly what a bath of plant-derived dyes will reveal is always a great joy to us and to others when we are teaching these techniques. There is a childlike sense of wonder when people see for the first time how pH changes alter the colors of sappanwood or when the neon green of indigo breathes its way into deep midnight. It’s those moments we live for. We are excited to continue this journey in the natural world and to see all the places it can take us.

Hear more about our process on the have-company podcast here, with Bmore Cloth here, with Close-Knit here, or with Two Create here.