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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 […]

Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Kim Eichler-Messmer

By Amy DuFault | May 31, 2021

This week’s FEEDBACK FRIDAY was with quilt artist Kim Eichler-Messmer. Kim has been hand-dyeing fabric for nearly 20 years. In 2015 she made the decision to switch from using synthetic dyes to natural dyes and began a journey of learning and discovery, guided by experts in the field such as Catharine Ellis and Michel Garcia. […]

Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Dogwood Dyer

By Amy DuFault | May 21, 2021

This week’s FEEDBACK FRIDAY was with Liz Spencer also known as The Dogwood Dyer. As a mother to three young children, Liz talked about the evolution and adaptation of her natural dye practice, her insatiable thirst for a deeper understanding of natural dyes and the fine balance of caring for others while carving out time […]

Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Alabama Chanin

By Amy DuFault | May 15, 2021

This week’s FEEDBACK FRIDAY was with Alabama Chanin founder and creative director, the amazing Natalie Chanin. We talked about Natalie’s design journey, a sense of place and Alabama Chanin’s seed to shelf/cottage industry business model, the design process and working with natural dyes, as well as thoughts on the future of making. Shop our Alabama […]

Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Keith Recker

By Amy DuFault | May 9, 2021

This week’s FEEDBACK FRIDAY had us all captivated by the storytelling of color (and how we perceive it), with Keith Recker. In addition to sharing some of the natural dye and pigment stories included in his book True Colors: World Masters of Natural Dyes, Keith talked about how the human eye perceives color, and how […]

10 Tannins That Don’t Need a Mordant

By Amy DuFault | May 5, 2021

There are so many mordant variations and we urge you to experiment and find the one that works best for you. If you’re not familiar with the term, mordanting is the most important process of preparing fibers to accept color. Mordanting prepares fibers to bond with natural dyes and is typically a separate immersion bath […]

Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: EILEEN FISHER Renew

By Amy DuFault | May 1, 2021

This week’s FEEDBACK FRIDAY was with Lilah Horwitz, Creative Director at EILEEN FISHER Renew about their amazing take back program. Did you know they have rescued over 1.5 million pieces of clothing since 2009, to be resold, donated or remade into new designs? We’re proud to have partnered with EILEEN FISHER Renew every Earth Day […]