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Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Keith Recker

By Amy DuFault | May 9, 2021

This week’s FEEDBACK FRIDAY had us all captivated by the storytelling of color (and how we perceive it), with Keith Recker. In addition to sharing some of the natural dye and pigment stories included in his book True Colors: World Masters of Natural Dyes, Keith talked about how the human eye perceives color, and how […]

RSVP FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Natalie Chanin of Alabama Chanin

By Amy DuFault | May 9, 2021

Join us May 14th, 9am Pacific, 12pm Eastern for a live Zoom FEEDBACK FRIDAY with slow fashion pioneer Natalie Chanin, founder and creative director of Alabama Chanin. We’ll talk about Natalie’s design journey, a sense of place and Alabama Chanin’s seed to shelf/cottage industry business model, the design process and experience working with natural dyes […]

10 Tannins That Don’t Need a Mordant

By Amy DuFault | May 5, 2021

There are so many mordant variations and we urge you to experiment and find the one that works best for you. If you’re not familiar with the term, mordanting is the most important process of preparing fibers to accept color. Mordanting prepares fibers to bond with natural dyes and is typically a separate immersion bath […]

Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: EILEEN FISHER Renew

By Amy DuFault | May 1, 2021

This week’s FEEDBACK FRIDAY was with Lilah Horwitz, Creative Director at EILEEN FISHER Renew about their amazing take back program. Did you know they have rescued over 1.5 million pieces of clothing since 2009, to be resold, donated or remade into new designs? We’re proud to have partnered with EILEEN FISHER Renew every Earth Day […]

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For National Tie-Dye Day, Resist With An Indigo Vat

By Amy DuFault | April 27, 2021

There’s a holiday for everything so all hail National Tie-Dye Day! According to Vox, did you know that historians’ knowledge of early techniques similar to tie-dye is limited by the fact that textiles decay faster than most other artistic mediums? This means surviving samples aren’t easy to come by. “‘Some of the earliest examples come […]

Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Katrina Rodabaugh

By Amy DuFault | April 25, 2021

This week’s FEEDBACK FRIDAY was with artist, natural dyer and writer Katrina Rodabaugh who is just launching her third book Make, Thrift, Mend. Watch the video here. Katrina gave inspiring insight into her path as an artist and natural dyer, how life becomes part of the process, (and how mendingoften represents that), ways we can […]

Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Jennifer Steverson

By Amy DuFault | April 18, 2021

This week’s FEEDBACK FRIDAY was with Jennifer Steverson is a multidisciplinary artist, independent scholar and writer based in Austin, Texas. The agricultural and craft traditions of Black American culture is at the heart of her practice. Watch the video here. Jennifer’s site is newly up with lots more info to come but shop these beautiful […]

Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Ice Dyeing with Cara Marie Piazza

By Amy DuFault | April 11, 2021

This week’s FEEDBACK FRIDAY, (our 50th episode!) was on ice dyeing with natural dye high priestess Cara Marie Piazza. Watch the video here. Cara Marie Piazza creates one of a kind textiles only using natural dye stuffs such as botanicals, plant matter, minerals, non-toxic metals and food wastes. She treats her fabrics through alchemical dye […]

Construction Techniques with Aboubakar Fofana: Create a Pair of Stripcloth Trousers

Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Indigo Master Dyer Aboubakar Fofana

By Amy DuFault | April 2, 2021

This week’s FEEDBACK FRIDAY was with indigo master dyer and multidisciplinary artist Aboubakar Fofana. Aboubakar is based in Mali and France and updated us on his latest projects including cotton cultivation in Mali. He also talked about his indigo farm, exhibits and the workshops he is teaching with Botanical Colors this spring and summer. Watch […]

For Earth Month, 10 Ways to Natural Dye & Protect Land & Water

By Amy DuFault | March 31, 2021

For Earth Month, we wanted to shine a light on two things very important to us: keeping carbon in the soil and protecting our water. As natural dyers, we have so many ways we can tackle these issues from collecting and reusing water creatively to simply stopping using hazardous pesticides as we grow our beautiful […]