Last week we caught up with artist and educator Natalie Stopka (the mad scientist of lake pigments), in her upstate New York studio. In said studio, there are jars and vials of unusual color and tools for making extraordinary art. Natalie is pretty darn clear that these jars aren’t for show. They’re not time capsules of color. They’re 100% for making art and pushing what color and pigment can do. And after following her for years, we also love the dichotomy that is Natalie Stopka. That she loves lightfastness and fading. That she can talk about synthetic and organic in … Read more
Join us in Albuquerque at Village Wools for a Natural Dye Workshop April 24-25, 2015. Las Arañas Spinners and Weavers Guild was formed in 1971 by a group of spinners and weavers in the Albuquerque, New Mexico area to provide education and learning experiences for its members and increase the awareness of and appreciation for fiber arts throughout New Mexico and beyond. For more info and to RSVP, go here.
This class teaches the basics of dyeing with traditional raw, natural dyestuffs from ancient times, including madder roots, cochineal, walnut and osage sawdust. Students will also receive a handout with information about common local dye plants plus recipes and procedures for naturally dyeing at home. All yarn will be provided and students will leave class with enough naturally dyed yarn for a small project. Skill Level: Beginner. No experience necessary. Students should be able to bend, twist, lift, walk and carry heavy buckets of water, dye pots and wet yarns. Supplies Needed: Students wishing to take home some of … Read more
From Carnation,Washington based Tolt Yarn and Wool’s newsletter you should sign up for! “Two amazing instructors and three engaging opportunities to learn the art of yarn and fiber dyeing are coming up in August! Kathy Hattori is offering two separate workshops which will take place at Jubilee Farm in Carnation! First up is GATHERING COLOR on Saturday, August 23 from 10am to 4pm. This class teaches the basics of dyeing with traditional raw, natural dyestuffs from ancient times, including madder roots, cochineal, walnut and osage sawdust. Students will also receive a handout with information about common local dye plants plus … Read more