RSVP For FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Jessie Mordine Young

Join us this week, May 26th, 9am Pacific/Noon Eastern for FEEDBACK FRIDAY with textile artist and educator Jessie Mordine Young. We love all of Jessie’s projects but were really drawn to her “A Weaving a Day” series where she is weaving 365 individual pieces to document her practice.

She says: “On January 1st, 2023, I will embark on my next long form weaving project, one that is far more ambitious than anything I have done previously in my creative career and truthfully, in my life. I will create one woven drawing each day for an entire year. One woven artwork per day, for 365 days. This is my promise.” 

Don’t miss this!

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Instagram: @jessiemordine (art) and @jessie_weaves (textile education)


Jessie also JUST launched a KICKSTARTER! Get in there!


Jessie Mordine Young (b. England, 1993)  is a Brooklyn-based artist who researches, writes about, curates, makes and teaches textile art. She believes that textiles can be carriers of empathy, memory, and lived experience and that they are evidence of humanity. This sentiment is at the root of her art practice. In one of her more recent bodies of work, she embarked on a project of creating daily artworks, which she calls “woven drawings” or “thread sketches.” These pieces directly connect to her experiences in nature, where color and texture become tangible references to sites, sounds, and forms she finds when immersed in the landscape. Jessie is also enamored by the alchemy of the dye vat; she often paints her yarn and woven fabrics through a natural dye process, where she creates her own visual language with color by thoughtfully sourcing plant matter. 

She earned her BFA in Fiber and Material Studies and Art History from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and an MA in Material Culture, Design History and Object Study from the Bard Graduate Center in NYC. She is a part-time faculty member in the Fashion, Interior Design, and Textiles department at Parsons School of Design. Through extensively researching various craft histories in her academic and former curatorial practice, she has developed an appreciation for slow, thoughtful acts of making as an act of autonomy.

If you are not familiar with FEEDBACK FRIDAY, every week, we speak with dyers, artists, scientists and scholars about our favorite topic, natural dyeing and color. Curated by Amy DuFault, Botanical Colors’ Sustainability Director and presented by Botanical Colors’ Founder Kathy Hattori.