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Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Melonie Ancheta

By Amy DuFault | December 7, 2020

This week’s FEEDBACK FRIDAY was with pigment artist Melonie Ancheta. Melonie addressed what we can learn about cultures through the lens of pigments and what the study of pigments reveals about history and cultures. Watch the video HERE. Read Melonie’s FEEDBACK FRIDAY responses to all chat questions. About Melonie Ancheta has been studying pigments for […]

Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Tali Weinberg

By Amy DuFault | November 27, 2020

This week’s FEEDBACK FRIDAY was with weaver and climate activist Tali Weinberg. Tali is an artist who utilizes weaving, sculpture, thread drawing, and works on paper to visualize climate data. Tali presented her recent work responding to intertwined climate and health crises and talked about grief, water, oil, place, and weaving as text. Watch the […]

Seven swatches of blue fabric from very pale on the left to dark navy blue on the right

A Deep Dive into the 1-2-3 Indigo Vat

By Kathy Hattori | November 18, 2020

Indigo gradation from Aboubakar Fofana’s workshop on indigo.  The vat is a 7gpl fructose vat. Diving into indigo blue We have been working with the 1-2-3 indigo vat for nearly 10 years and over time made some adjustments to the original recipe from Michel Garcia. Here we share a recent experiment where we set up […]

Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: 1-2-3 Indigo Vat

By Amy DuFault | November 15, 2020

This week’s FEEDBACK FRIDAY was on the famous 1-2-3 indigo vat! Presenting this week? The best of the best, Botanical Colors Founder/President Kathy Hattori joined by Botanical Colors’ team member Kate Rosendale. Watch the video HERE. We get more questions about indigo than any other dye, so we decided to update our online information and […]

Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Lani Estill

By Amy DuFault | November 6, 2020

This week’s FEEDBACK FRIDAY was with fiber artist and rancher, Lani Estill. Lani Estill and her family own and operate Bare Ranch, a vertically integrated diversified livestock operation producing cattle, sheep, alfalfa and grass hay. The ranch is in Northeastern California and Northwest Nevada. They practice regenerative agriculture and with the help of partners like […]

Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Melanie Falick

By Amy DuFault | November 1, 2020
Image: © Rinne Allen, from Making a Life by Melanie Falick (Artisan) This week’s FEEDBACK FRIDAY was with independent writer, editor, creative consultant and lifelong maker, Melanie Falick. Her newest book, Making a Life: Working by Hand and Discovering the Life You Are Meant to Live, was released by Artisan in Fall 2019. Watch the [...]

Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Kristin Arzt

By Amy DuFault | October 23, 2020

This week’s FEEDBACK FRIDAY was with Kristin Arzt of Scrambles Quilts. Watch the video HERE. Kristin Arzt is a natural dyer, educator, gardener and designer based in Oakland, California. Kristin believes that by exploring the collision of textiles, plants and sustainability, she can help make the study of natural dyes accessible to everyone through education […]

Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Madame Magar

By Amy DuFault | October 18, 2020

This week’s FEEDBACK FRIDAY was with Leigh Magar of Madame Magar. Leigh talked about all things indigo from her work as an indigo artist, designer, farmer and educator on issues surrounding indigo’s origins. Watch the video HERE. Madame Magar is a textile design studio inspired by art, nature, folkways and history. The studio embraces a […]

Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Emily Carris-Duncan of The Art Dept

By Amy DuFault | October 12, 2020

This week’s FEEDBACK FRIDAY was with Emily Carris-Duncan of The Art Dept. Emily talked about the practice of using natural dyes to tell historical stories. As you all asked, Emily created this PDF for us of African American Quilt Researchers. Watch the video HERE. Emily says: “Much of my work is born out of a […]

Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Flora Obscura

By Amy DuFault | October 4, 2020

This week’s FEEDBACK FRIDAY was with Flora Obscura founder/designer Alison Kelly. Alison Kelly is a fiber artist and fashion designer that creates one-of-a-kind textiles for Flora Obscura by adapting ancient natural dye techniques to combine with eco-printing: a process of laying flora directly onto cloth to be alchemically steamed and permanently imprinted with flora. Watch […]