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Embroidery Workshop With Rachel MacHenry of Botanica Tinctoria

By Amy DuFault | December 1, 2021

Did you join us for a free online embroidery workshop with Rachel MacHenry of Botanica Tinctoria? The workshop took place on Thursday, December 9th at 9am Pacific/noon Eastern. If you missed it you can still watch it, just purchase thread or a pattern kit from Botanica Tinctoria and we’ll send you the password as well […]

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 […]

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, […]

You Asked: What Did I Do Wrong With My Ceriops Tagal?

By Amy DuFault | October 8, 2021

Thanks so much to Sue who wrote to us and documented with her own images, asking why she didn’t get the color she’d hoped from Ceriops tagal. She writes: “I dyed a linen apron and mask commercially dyed off-white. Total weight 225 grams. I scoured them according to Botanical Colors and Catharine Ellis using washing […]