In Process Dying tracks my interest in regional dye plants through photo documentation and tools created for the act of harvesting. As I embarked on educating myself through identification, harvest and pigment creation, I realized that the act of harvesting became just as important as the dye process itself. Through acting on necessity, I created tools that would help me. Each tool unfolded onto the next suggesting a better way for the dye matter to be carried, worn and revealed. Inspired by apple harvesting sacks and home depot buckets, my research into tool making would often leave me searching for the best option for the act of doing. I found that my tools were mere suggestions to a problem, a silent protest against purchasing a bucket at the hardware store.