Ashley Thayer makes hand dyed textiles and quilts using various dye techniques. A painting major at Rhode Island School of Design, she became interested in quilting because of their narrative and tactile qualities. Ashley practices low immersion, vat dyeing, shibori, and various resist techniques used in Africa and India, allowing water to carry and resist marks on fiber. She uses reactive MX dyes, acid dyes, indigo, and natural dyes from botanicals foraged around her home.
36” x 42”
dyed (fiber reactive and steel) and pieced