It's hardly original but doesn't that sound wonderful? The more I learn about natural vs chemical dyeing, the clearer my ideas become.
For material and pieces to sell in galleries, I'll stick with chemical dyes for now, for the stability and relative colorfastness. Because I don't see the people who buy my work in galleries, I feel more comfortable knowing their pieces won't morph at the first wash, for example.
When I know more about natural dyeing, I might add a tag describing what can/might be expected of the colors on the pieces, because I believe some knowledge of natural dyes on the part of the purchaser is important.
For myself, however, I love the notion of locking the memories of one season into something I might wear, and even redying with the same, or different, plant the next year. With that in mind, I'm going over my favorite seed catalog picking out flowers I'd like on me, though I'll have to chop the already culled list, because we don't have enough anywhere near the garden these seeds need!