When I first began experimenting with natural dyeing in 2013, my initial days were spent primarily researching and reading about the topic. At that time, there was not nearly as much interest in natural dyeing as there is today, making it much more difficult to access resources and materials. My early days were filled with experimentation as I sifted through a plethora of information and tried to make sense of it all. At sat-su-ma studio, my goal is to create a system that eliminates the difficulties faced when first starting out with natural dyeing. We strive to adapt our art and craft practices to natural materials and create works by being mindful of the unique properties of these materials. However, not everyone may have the time or desire to devote months to researching and discovering techniques on their own. That's why we make it our mission to provide easy access to all the necessary tools, materials, and information needed to start natural dyeing at our studio.