This week on FEEDBACK FRIDAY we have Molly Roškar of Indigo and Oak. Molly will be talking about color and wood. She will address the way natural dye and different finishes become lenses through which we can see and interact with this particular fiber.
We will also have Stony Creek Colors who is introducing their newest product IndiGold™, the world’s first pre-reduced liquid natural indigo dye and demonstrate how a completely hydro-free vat made with 100% plant-based indigo is created instantly and ready for use. They will actually be making a vat in real time!
As always, FEEDBACK FRIDAY is at 9am Pacific and noon eastern.
In 2010 Molly Roškar of Indigo and Oak moved from the salty, emerald city of Seattle on the northwestern coast of the United States to the not so salty but also very green city of Zürich in the northeastern part of Switzerland. Between the United states and Switzerland she has spent the past 15 years working with her hands and immersed in the processes of working with architectural surfaces, restoring old furniture and household objects. Molly specializes in working with wood surfaces and natural finishes such as shellac, oil, hide glue and soap. She has been working with natural dyes and wood for the past decade but has recently begun to more deeply research and explore the enormous range of color found in natural dyes and their relationship with wood.
-2007-2010 Molly worked for Alexis Kane Studios in Seattle Washington specializing in French polish on architectural surfaces and as a team lead.
-2011-2014 Molly worked for Oliver Krimmer of Edmund Lutz Antiquities in Zürich Switzerland specializing in French polish and retouche.
-2015-present Molly built her workshop and created Indigo and Oak where she specializes in restoring and repairing objects and offers courses/consultation on sustainable ways to repair and care for natural materials as well as offering color concepts for natural dye with wood.
About Stony Creek Colors:
Stony Creek Colors’ vertically integrated model allows for full supply chain traceability. Their indigo is grown in partnership with family farms in middle Tennessee as a regenerative rotational crop, capturing carbon and fixing nitrogen in the soil where it is planted. Stony Creek Colors’ team harvests and produces high-purity dye at their own factory north of Nashville, creating color which serves as a safe alternative to synthetic indigo used in the denim industry. IndiGold™ is their newest technology development.
If you are not familiar with FEEDBACK FRIDAY, every week, we speak with dyers, artists, scientists and scholars about our favorite topic, natural dyeing and color. Curated by Amy DuFault, Botanical Colors’ Sustainability Director and presented by Botanical Colors’ Founder Kathy Hattori.
We even have our own theme song thanks to musician Jimmie Snider (click here to hear more of his music)!