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Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Ethnobotany with Deepa Preeti Natarajan

By Amy DuFault | February 7, 2021

This week’s FEEDBACK FRIDAY was with Deepa Preeti Natarajan who guided us with ethnobotany to how we can be better plant stewards and natural dyers. Watch the video here. Deepa has been the Program Coordinator for the University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley for the past 15 years having the unique opportunity to transform […]

Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Elena Phipps

By Amy DuFault | January 31, 2021

This week’s FEEDBACK FRIDAY was with Elena Phipps whose talk focused on the art history of cochineal. It also broke all of our FEEDBACK FRIDAY records with 516 RSVPS? Go Elena! Watch the video here. Elena’s presentation traced the origins of this special red color in the Americas and its role in global trade from […]

Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: TATTER Library

By Amy DuFault | January 24, 2021

This week’s FEEDBACK FRIDAY was with Jordana Munk Martin, Founder of the TATTER Library and it was so personal and beautiful and made our hearts explode. Thank you Jordana. Watch the video HERE. Links you should click to on the TATTER site: –TATTER Journal –Amazing TATTER classes & lectures –The Barbara Walker Knitting Project -Info […]

Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Honeyfolk Clothing

By Amy DuFault | January 17, 2021

This week’s FEEDBACK FRIDAY was with Heidi Iverson, Founder of Honeyfolk Clothing. Heidi was one of the original founders of Fibershed, an organization we love and respect so much. Watch the video HERE. Honeyfolk clothing is entirely handcrafted by Heidi Iverson, in her studio surrounded by second-growth Redwoods in Western Sonoma County. She also devotes […]

Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Dyes of the Américas

By Amy DuFault | January 11, 2021

This week’s FEEDBACK FRIDAY was with Botanical Colors’ President Kathy Hattori who talked about and demoed Dyes of the Américas. We went through some native colors from North, Central and South America that are included in our new dye kit, Dyes of the Américas, as well as some locally grown specialties from our network of […]

FEEDBACK FRIDAY Highlights Video of 2020 (And Happy New Year!)

By Amy DuFault | December 31, 2020

A FEEDBACK FRIDAY Highlights video? Yes! For 36 weeks, Kathy and I have brought you FEEDBACK FRIDAY where weekly we speak with dyers, artists, scientists and scholars about our favorite topic, natural dyeing and color. Curated and presented by Botanical Colors’ Founder Kathy Hattori and me, Amy DuFault, Botanical Colors’ Sustainability and Social Media Director, […]

Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Rowland Ricketts

By Amy DuFault | December 21, 2020

This week’s FEEDBACK FRIDAY was with Rowland Ricketts where we talked all things indigo. Watch the video HERE. Shop all our indigo here. Visit our vast amount of indigo pages and how-tos. Make a 1-2-3 fructose indigo vat. Make a 1-2-3 henna indigo vat. Make a 1-2-3 Shakealotta indigo vat. Make a 1-2-3 iron indigo […]

Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Debbie Bamford

By Amy DuFault | December 14, 2020

This week’s FEEDBACK FRIDAY was with The Mulberry Dyer’s Debbie Bamford who talked about all things Turkey Red. Watch the video HERE. Here are some things that Deb mentioned in her talk: The Dyer’s Company This is where Deb got her degree from, The Society of Dyers and Colorists TORM: The Original Reenactors Market That […]

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 […]