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Free Online Embroidery Workshop With Rachel MacHenry of Botanica Tinctoria

By Amy DuFault | December 1, 2021

Join us for a free online embroidery workshop with Rachel MacHenry of Botanica Tinctoria. The workshop will take place on Thursday, December 9th at 9am Pacific/noon Eastern. Rachel will be demonstrating the hand stitching and embroidery techniques used in the Botanica Tinctoria patterns featured in the FEEDBACK FRIDAY Holiday Marketplace. and will show examples of […]

How To Make Your Own Signature Black Natural Dye

By Amy DuFault | November 26, 2021

Want to know how to make your very own signature black natural dye? Here’s a really good black recipe from Kathy to send you into tannin and iron experiments all day…or maybe, for the rest of your life. Black with gallo tannin, iron and logwood is a historical recipe from Europe and creates a warm […]

RSVP FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Seaweed Sculptor Jeannet Leendertse

By Amy DuFault | November 23, 2021

Next week, December 3rd, 9am Pacific/noon eastern on FEEDBACK FRIDAY, we have Maine-based Seaweed Sculptor Jeannet Leendertse. Jeannet uses seaweed to create structural forms inspired by the rugged coast of Maine’s landscape. Natural colors from the seaweed take front and center as does a closer look at carbon sequestration and our oceans. RSVP here. Jeannet’s […]

Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Indigo & Oak (+Stony Creek Colors!)

By Amy DuFault | November 23, 2021

Last week on FEEDBACK FRIDAY we had Molly Roškar of Indigo & Oak and Sarah Bellos from Stony Creek Colors. Molly talked about color on a medium we don’t always consider, wood. She addressed the way natural dye and different finishes become lenses through which we can see and interact with this particular fiber. A […]

Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Zapotec Textile Artist + Natural Dyer Porfirio Gutíerrez

By Amy DuFault | November 14, 2021

Last week on FEEDBACK FRIDAY we had Zapotec textile artist, natural dyer, researcher, educator Porfirio Gutíerrez. Porfirio talked about his educational and artistic work now based in his Ventura, California studio and gave us a tour. We even got to partake in a live trunk show! You can still shop here. Watch the video here. […]

RSVP FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Molly Roškar of Indigo and Oak (+Stony Creek Bonus!)

By Amy DuFault | November 14, 2021

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 […]

Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Fiber + Installation Artist Juliette Sallin

By Amy DuFault | November 8, 2021

This week on FEEDBACK FRIDAY we had fiber and installation artist Juliette Sallin. Juliette talked about her most recent works and research about the relationship between plant, femininity and colors. Watch the video here. Follow Juliette’s work here and here. Juliette says her favorite dyes of ours are cochineal, safflower and logwood. ABOUT: Born in […]

Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: UK-based Artist Rosalind Wyatt

By Amy DuFault | October 29, 2021

This week on FEEDBACK FRIDAY we had UK-based Rosalind Wyatt, a collage and calligraphy artist. Rosalind explores history and tells stories through natural dyes, needle, thread and fabric through her creative textile art. After Rosalind’s presentation and short video, we were mesmerized, lulled, inspired, and ready to take on life in all its complexity. Check […]

The Many Faces of Sappanwood Extract: Just Add More (Or Less) Dye + Iron

By Amy DuFault | October 20, 2021

All the images and recipes below should inspire you to try out our newest extract in the shop: sappanwood. It should also make you think about doing your own experiments with different amounts of extracts and adding iron. How many colors are you missing out on?? Our fabulous Kate Rosendale, who wears many Botanical Colors’ […]

Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture

By Amy DuFault | October 20, 2021

This week on FEEDBACK FRIDAY we had Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture. We were joined by Arts & Ecology Co-Director Shannon Algiere and Member Services Center Manager and the farm’s natural dyer, Glynis Cotton. Watch the video here. Learn more about Stone Barns here. Follow them on Instagram here. For nearly two decades, […]