I am constantly experimenting, researching, and learning about the endless possibilities of natural dyeing.  Natural dyes have opened my eyes to the world around me. 

The types of dyes that I prefer to use are gathered locally in Charleston, SC or other places that I visit while traveling.  My primary sources include roadside growth, gardens, and grocery stores.  This supplies me with onion skins, avocado skins, eucalyptus, coreopsis, wild fennel, walnut hulls, marigold, annatto seeds and more.  

Download resume and artist statement


–Hackler, Kristin, Dyed in the WoolWest Of, October 16, 2013

–Cohen, Susan, North Charleston artist-in-residence Kristy Bishop presents Wash Over You, Charleston City Paper,        December 27, 2012

–Greg Hambrick, City Selects New Artist in Residence, North Charleston Patch, August 25, 2012

–Stephanie Harvin, New artist in residence is announce for North Charleston, The Post and Courier, August 19, 2012

Libby Conwell, Putting Down Roots, Charleston City Paper, August 16, 2012

–Elizabeth Pandolfi, Needle and  Thread, Charleston City Paper, August 15, 2012

–Maue, Joetta, Washes Over You, Little Yellow Birds Blog, July 10, 2012

–Stephanie Boozer, Uncommon Thread, Charleston Magazine, March Issue 2012

–Vikki Matsis, Artist Profile, The Post and Courier, October 7, 2010