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Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Indigo Master Dyer Aboubakar Fofana

By Amy DuFault | April 2, 2021

This week’s FEEDBACK FRIDAY was with indigo master dyer and multidisciplinary artist Aboubakar Fofana. Aboubakar is based in Mali and France and updated us on his latest projects including cotton cultivation in Mali. He also talked about his indigo farm, exhibits and the workshops he is teaching with Botanical Colors this spring and summer. Watch […]

For Earth Month, 10 Ways to Natural Dye & Protect Land & Water

By Amy DuFault | March 31, 2021

For Earth Month, we wanted to shine a light on two things very important to us: keeping carbon in the soil and protecting our water. As natural dyers, we have so many ways we can tackle these issues from collecting and reusing water creatively to simply stopping using hazardous pesticides as we grow our beautiful […]

Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Ethnographic Fiber + Dyes with LaChaun Moore

By Amy DuFault | March 28, 2021

This week’s FEEDBACK FRIDAY was with LaChaun Moore on Ethnographic Fiber + Dyes From Black & Indigenous Farmers. Watch the video here. Some links from the presentation: Gist Yarn & Fiber’s Weave podcast, co-hosted by LaChaun Moore LaChaun’s articles from the Tishman Environment & Design Center Kathy and Amy who were interviewed on that podcast! […]

Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Textile Conservation + Natural Dyes

By Amy DuFault | March 21, 2021

This week’s FEEDBACK FRIDAY was on textile conservation and preservation using natural dyes. Watch the video here. We were joined by Robin Hanson who has managed the textile conservation lab at the Cleveland Museum of Art for the past 21 years, Nancy Britton, Conservator Emeritus at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and […]

Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Kassia St Clair

By Amy DuFault | March 13, 2021

This week’s FEEDBACK FRIDAY was with journalist, color historian and author of The Secret Lives of Color, Kassia St Clair. The Secret Lives of Color tells the unusual stories of seventy-five fascinating shades, dyes, and hues. From blonde to ginger, the brown that changed the way battles were fought to the white that protected against […]

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Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Growing Dye Plants From Seed

By Amy DuFault | March 5, 2021

This week’s FEEDBACK FRIDAY featured lots of helpful information to grow, harvest and dye with your own dye plants from seed. Watch the video here. Plant Workshop’s Milisa Moses, Botanical Colors’ President Kathy Hattori and Botanical Colors’ Sustainability Director Amy DuFault went over the basics of growing, harvesting and dyeing with your own dye plants […]

Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Natalie Stopka

By Amy DuFault | March 1, 2021

This week’s FEEDBACK FRIDAY was with natural dye artist and educator Natalie Stopka. Watch the video here. From Natalie (chat box questions answered and more!) Clothlet Resources: The Materials and Techniques of Medieval Painting by Daniel V. Thompson, 1956. An Anonymous 14th Century Treatise De Arte Illuminandi, The Technique of Manuscript Illumination translated by Daniel Varney Thompson, […]

Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Ayobami Adeyemo

By Amy DuFault | February 21, 2021

This week’s FEEDBACK FRIDAY was with Ayobami Adeyemo. Ayobami Adeyemo is a textile researcher/artist who studies and experiments with different dyestuffs and textile making processes. He has worked on the Indigo Shade Map team to research and study different plants that produce indigo all over the world. As of now, he is managing his own […]

Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Rust Belt Fibershed + Drift Lab Dye Studio

By Amy DuFault | February 12, 2021

This week’s FEEDBACK FRIDAY was with Sarah Pottle and Jess Boeke, twin sisters from Cleveland, OH, who are natural dyers, educators, activists, and are the co-founders of the Rust Belt Fibershed and Drift Lab Dye Studio. Watch the video here. Links we promised to put here: Rust Belt Fibershed Drift Lab Textile Co. Grounded Teaching […]

Honoring Black History Month Every Day

By Amy DuFault | February 10, 2021

(Artwork: Herring Run, Kenya Miles, Founder of Blue Light Junction) Celebrate Black History Month learning about natural dyers, farmers and activists of color here on Botanical Colors. Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Also known as African American […]