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Create Your Natural Dye Garden As Easy As 1-2-3!

By Milisa Moses | May 23, 2022

You can totally create your natural dye garden as easy as 1-2-3 with tried and true dye plants that will keep giving all summer. It’s spring on Cape Cod. Catbirds, orioles, and osprey have returned and bees hover in the flowers of my rosemary shrub. The seeds I started in winter have now grown up, […]

Video From FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Masagana Flower Farm & Studio

By Amy DuFault | May 23, 2022

Last week on FEEDBACK FRIDAY, we had Manitoba, Canada based Lourdes Still talking about the Masagana Flower Farm & Studio. According to Here’s How It’s Done: First-hand Stories From Enterprising Women In Manitoba, “Lourdes Still is the first to admit it’s a winding road that landed her in business. She’s gone from big-city living in […]

Video From FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Fish Skin Tanner + Dyer Lotta Nelson-Rahme

By Amy DuFault | May 16, 2022

Last week we welcomed world-renowned fish skin tanner and dyer, Sweden-based Lotta Nelson-Rahme. Lotta took us on an interesting journey into how she got into tanning and her travels around the world in search of knowledge. She also showed some leather work and a spotlight on an exhibition she recently made to honor and thank […]

RECIPE: A Coral Natural Dye Recipe To Sing You Into Spring

By Amy DuFault | May 12, 2022

This is a Botanical Colors coral natural dye recipe for a classic, madder color in a soft salmon hue guaranteed to sing you into spring. Dyer’s notes: You can use the same coral natural dye recipe for animal or plant fibers. We recommend mordanting to achieve the best results. Your mordant options are aluminum potassium […]

Video From Live FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Carol Padberg

By Amy DuFault | May 9, 2022

Last week on FEEDBACK FRIDAY we welcomed artist, writer, educator and founding director of the Nomad MFA Carol Padberg. Carol has an art and ecology studio where she weaves with living Oyster mushrooms, using yarn that is colored by plants from her backyard dye garden. She uses regenerative agricultural strategies to maintain a city micro-farm […]

Video From FEEDBACK FRIDAY: The Art Of Soil

By Amy DuFault | April 26, 2022

On our last FEEDBACK FRIDAY we had Karen Vaughan of The Art of Soil. Karen is a researcher, educator, and creative who is passionate about sharing soils knowledge and beauty with all who are open to receive. She is a pigment forager and paint maker as well as an associate professor of pedology at the […]

Video From FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Shradha Kochhar

By Amy DuFault | April 15, 2022

On our last FEEDBACK FRIDAY we had Shradha Kochhar. Shradha, born in Delhi, India, is a textile artist and knitwear designer now based in New York. Best known for her home spun and hand knitted ‘khadi’ sculptures using ‘kala cotton’ – an inherently organic cotton strain indigenous to India, her work is at an intersection […]

Video: FEEDBACK FRIDAY With Hari Baru Paris

By Amy DuFault | April 2, 2022

Our last FEEDBACK FRIDAY was with Godelieve Keulen, the founder of Hari Baru Paris. Godelieve’s background is as a fashion designer specializing in knitwear but all of her designs are inspired by natural dyes. We found her through Instagram and fell in love with her beautiful zabutons, Japanese sitting cushions traditionally used for sitting on […]

Video: FEEDBACK FRIDAY Q&A With Botanical Colors’ Founder Kathy Hattori

By Amy DuFault | March 24, 2022

Last week on FEEDBACK FRIDAY we had Botanical Colors Founder Kathy Hattori. Kathy answered as many of your natural dye questions as she had time for (there were many)! Watch the video recording here. FEEDBACK FRIDAY If you are not familiar with FEEDBACK FRIDAY, every week we speak with dyers, artists, scientists and scholars about […]

Video From Live FEEDBACK FRIDAY: MAIDA

By Amy DuFault | March 17, 2022

This week on FEEDBACK FRIDAY, we welcomed Maida Branch, founder and director of MAIDA, a collective that supports the growth of Indigenous artists and preservation of their homelands through sustainable business practices. Watch the recording here. Shop & Support: THE MARTÍNEZ MARTINEZ BLANKETS / SHED MERCADO SHED-PROJECT/PARCIANTE MAIDAGOODS.COM SHED-PROJECT.COM About Maida: Maida Branch was born […]