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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 […]

RSVP FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Kathy Hattori Talks Ceriops

By Amy DuFault | August 1, 2021

Join us August 6th, 9am Pacific, 12pm Eastern for a live Zoom FEEDBACK FRIDAY with Botanical Colors’ President Kathy Hattori to talk all things Ceriops. We’ll be launching the dye on our site this week from our friends at Threads of Life. They write on their site: “A Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) 100% sustainably certified […]

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. Couldn’t join us today? No worries, for one week shop a Threads of Life special for Botanical […]

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 […]

Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Climate Crisis & Color

By Amy DuFault | June 29, 2021

Last week we had such a powerful FEEDBACK FRIDAY on color and climate crisis with Madelaine Corbin. Madelaine is a multidisciplinary artist living in Detroit, Michigan. Her research-based practice moves fluidly between drawing, writing, sculpture, textiles and natural dyeing. Watch the recording here. “Through the lens of blue, this talk will consider the many origins […]

Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: The Botanical Reclamation Project

By Amy DuFault | June 20, 2021

Today, June 18th, we had such a special FEEDBACK FRIDAY treat with Guelph, Ontario based artist Anita Cazzola. Anita not only played banjo and sang our FEEDBACK FRIDAY theme song with her partner Sam, we got to hear her talk about her Botanical Reclamation project. Anita just launched her project which celebrates the resiliency of […]

Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Weaving Hand

By Amy DuFault | June 13, 2021

This week’s FEEDBACK FRIDAY was with Weaving Hand Founder, Cynthia Alberto. An artist, designer, and founder of the Brooklyn-based Weaving and Healing arts studio Weaving Hand, Cynthia Alberto seeks to bridge traditional and contemporary weaving techniques, drawing inspiration from ancient communities of Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Africa. Her artwork, performances, and public weaving projects […]

Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Mixed Color

By Amy DuFault | June 4, 2021

This week’s FEEDBACK FRIDAY was with Mixed Color Founder Christi Johnson. Christi’s textile studio is based in the foothills of the Catskills in New York. The studio provides functional pieces that are thoughtfully made, as well as serves as a platform to teach skills in sewing, embroidery, and natural dyeing so that others may do […]