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Video From Live FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Donna Brown of the Janice Ford Memorial Dye Garden

By Amy DuFault | March 5, 2022

Our last FEEDBACK FRIDAY was with Donna Brown of the Janice Ford Memorial Dye Garden. Donna is a textile artist, natural dyer and teacher of natural dyes and it’s multiple possibilities for the past 30 years. Donna will tell the story of the Janice Ford Memorial Dye Garden at the Denver Botanic Garden which is […]

Video From Live FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Sara Goodman

By Amy DuFault | February 25, 2022

Our last FEEDBACK FRIDAY was with textile artist and natural dyer Sara Goodman whose textile background is pretty prolific including helping to get the Symplocos Project off the ground in Indonesia, serving on the Board of Directors of the Goodweave Foundation and teaching for decades the art of weaving and natural dyeing. Sara talked about […]

Video From Live FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Kenya Miles

By Amy DuFault | February 13, 2022

Our last FEEDBACK FRIDAY was with Kenya Miles. Kenya is the artist and alchemist behind Traveling Miles Studio and founder of Blue Light Junction, a natural dye studio, alternative color lab, retail space, dye garden and educational facility in central Baltimore. In January 2022 Blue Light Junction opened its inaugural Ibura Art & Research Residency to […]

VIDEO From FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Jason Logan of Toronto Ink Company

By Amy DuFault | January 31, 2022

Last week on FEEDBACK FRIDAY we had Jason Logan, Founder of The Toronto Ink Company. Jason looked at the many layers of meaning that ink can be and how that definition relates to the larger world of natural color and finding color in unlikely places. He also talked about working in, and with, and as […]

Video From Live FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Artist Yasuna Iman

By Amy DuFault | January 23, 2022

Our last FEEDBACK FRIDAY we had artist Yasuna Iman who uses art as a vessel for reflection. Based in Berlin, Yasuna (b.1995) is a multidisciplinary artist developing a visual abstract language on natural paper and wood, using handmade botanical pigments, rust, plants, and other raw materials sourced in the natural world. Yasuna says “We can […]

Video From Live FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Making Green With Natural Dyes

By Amy DuFault | January 14, 2022

This week on FEEDBACK FRIDAY we had Botanical Colors President Kathy Hattori show us how to make green with natural dyes. Using powdered fustic, weld, and as Kathy calls it, “a new crazy chlorophyll mixture,” she showed the versatility of our dyes to achieve colors maybe you’ve only dreamed of. Watch the video here. Recipes […]

Video From Live FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Around the World in 80 Fabrics

By Amy DuFault | January 10, 2022

Our last FEEDBACK FRIDAY was with National Geographic Explorers Tierney Thys (a marine conservationist), Carroll Dunham (a medical anthropologist), and Lesli Robertson (a textile educator/consultant) for “Around the World in 80 Fabrics.” The three shared their discoveries of fabrics from nature through their project, Around the World in 80 Fabrics – from natural dyes used […]

Video From Live FEEDBACK FRIDAY: (All Things Indigo) With Britt Boles of Seaspell Fiber

By Amy DuFault | December 21, 2021

Our last FEEDBACK FRIDAY was with “indigo doula,” yes, that’s what we all call her, Britt Boles, founder of Seaspell Fiber and the super popular Indigo Pigment Extraction Methods group on Facebook. Britt shared lots of exciting and helpful information on the nuances of growing/vatting homegrown pigment vs commercial pigment and showcased her recycled plastic […]

Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: The Color Association of the U.S. (+ Aboubakar Fofana Trunk Show!)

By Amy DuFault | December 13, 2021

Last week, we had The Color Association of the U.S. (CAUS) plus an Aboubakar Fofana trunk show! Leslie Harrington, Executive Director of CAUS and Tess Murdoch, Senior Trend Analyst gave us some background history on CAUS and talked about how forecasting is changing and also, how they just launched their very first natural dye collection […]

Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Seaweed Sculptor Jeannet Leendertse

By Amy DuFault | December 5, 2021

Last week on FEEDBACK FRIDAY, we were so fortunate to 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. How are you using […]