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Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Botanical Printer Irit Dulman

By Amy DuFault | September 17, 2021

This week on FEEDBACK FRIDAY we had botanical printer Irit Dulman presenting from Tel Aviv, Israel. Irit’s exploration of eco printing is focused on stark prints and bold colors derived from nature. We love her monochromatic eco printing. Watch the video here. Irit is graciously offering a coupon to our FEEDBACK FRIDAY audience for her […]

Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Heidi Gustafson

By Amy DuFault | September 13, 2021

Last week on FEEDBACK FRIDAY we had artist and ochre translator, Heidi Gustafson. Heidi is based in the Cascade foothills of rural northern Washington. Her collaborative ochre and iron research projects include work with scientists, anthropologists, linguists, indigenous practioners, citizen foragers, healers, artists and places around the planet. Heidi’s current projects focus on ochre, iron […]

Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Lotta Helleberg

By Amy DuFault | August 30, 2021

This week on FEEDBACK FRIDAY we had natural dyer and artist Lotta Helleberg. Lotta talked about her artistic journey, specifically how and why botanical printing, and natural dye processes have become the main focus of her art practice. She also discussed the roles of her local flora and the plants in her dye garden (including […]

Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Takayuki Ishii of Awonoyoh

By Amy DuFault | August 21, 2021

This week on FEEDBACK FRIDAY we had Takayuki Ishii of Awonoyoh. Takayuki Ishii is an indigo dye artisan who was born in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. He currently owns a workshop in the mountainous area of Kanagawa Prefecture, where he runs an indigo dyeing company using traditional techniques and materials. Takayuki talked about the tradition of […]

Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Kathy Hattori Talks Ceriops Tagal

By Amy DuFault | August 10, 2021

Last week for our live FEEDBACK FRIDAY, we had Botanical Colors President Kathy Hattori talking all things Ceriops tagal! Watch the video here. Shop Ceriops tagal HERE. Ceriops tagal, also known as Indian mangrove, is prized for its tannin-rich bark, which yields very dark red-brown on cellulose fibers. Mangroves are widely distributed in Southeast Asia, […]

Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Nienke Hoogvliet

By Amy DuFault | August 1, 2021

This week on FEEDBACK FRIDAY we had Nienke Hoogvliet talking about our new favorite topic: seaweed dye. Studio Nienke Hoogvliet, is a design studio for material research, experimental and conceptual design. The studio engages in freelance projects for different companies and institutions but also continues research in self-initiated design projects. The studio is based in […]

Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Claire Wellesley-Smith

By Amy DuFault | July 23, 2021

This week on FEEDBACK FRIDAY we had artist, researcher and author based in West Yorkshire, UK, Claire Wellesley-Smith. Claire specializes in projects that use local, natural color, created from home-grown and locally foraged plants. She talked about her practice and some of her community-based projects; including an ongoing Stitch Journal now into its eighth year […]

Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Sally Fox

By Amy DuFault | July 16, 2021

This week on FEEDBACK FRIDAY we had organic cotton guru SALLY FOX. Sally Fox is a cotton breeder who breeds naturally colored varieties of cotton. She created Foxfibre®️ and founded the company Natural Cotton Colours Inc. Sally developed the first species of environmentally friendly colored cotton that could be spun into thread on a machine […]

Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Threads of Life

By Amy DuFault | July 9, 2021

This week on FEEDBACK FRIDAY we had Threads of Life Co-Founders William Ingram and Jean Howe. After the presentation, we had a virtual trunk show with Jean that was amazing and showcased all the artisans they work with. Watch the video here. About Threads of Life: Threads of Life, a Bali-based social enterprise that has […]

How To Dye With Marigold Flowers

By Amy DuFault | July 6, 2021

Ever wondered how to dye with marigold flowers? The humble marigold makes a beautiful and easy color that captures summer even when the weather is cold and gray. They brighten flower borders and are a companion plant in organic gardening. Marigold (Tagetes erecta) is native to Central America. The Aztecs used it as a flavoring […]