Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Botanical Printer Irit Dulman

This week on FEEDBACK FRIDAY we had botanical printer Irit Dulman presenting from Tel Aviv, Israel. Irit’s exploration of eco printing is focused on stark prints and bold colors derived from nature. We love her monochromatic eco printing. Watch the video recording below. Check out Irit’s website here. Follow Irit on Instagram here. Sign up for one of Irit’s online classes here. Here’s a little sample of something you could learn from Irit about tannin blankets if you took one of her classes: How to create a tannin blanket: – 1 liter of water + 5G oak galls extract for … Read more

Botanical Colors Natural Dye Glossary

There are so many terms and techniques in the natural dye space and unless you work in a natural dye house full-time or have been doing dyeing since time immemorial, you’re not apt to know everything. We created this glossary of terms so that you can look like a plant dye master and a natural dyeing pro. Well, at least you’ll sound like it. Check out the terms below and shoot us an email if you think we left something out and need to add it! Natural Dye Glossary Alkaline: An aqueous solution where the pH of the solution is … Read more

FEEDBACK FRIDAY: This Week in Natural Dye Questions

Each week, we are emailed with questions from our natural dye community asking simple and complex questions that we thought might be worth sharing. Here are a handful from this week answered by natural dyer in chief, Kathy Hattori, Founder of Botanical Colors: 1. When scouring fabrics, is it ok to use a washing machine (hot water setting) if the fabric is too large (approximately 1 yard) for the stockpot or does it always need to be simmered in the pot on the stove? Will you see a difference in terms of cleanness of the fabric? Cleaning the fabric prior … Read more

FEEDBACK FRIDAY: This Week in Natural Dye Questions

Each week, we are emailed with questions from our natural dye community asking simple and complex questions that we thought might be worth sharing. Here are a handful from this week answered by natural dyer in chief, Kathy Hattori, Founder of Botanical Colors: When working with iron on a larger scale, what is the best and safest methodology? I’m working on a project that is not big enough to requesting a dye house, so working out of a very large container (the size of a bathtub) and although I wear gloves, goggles and a (very basic) breathing mask, sometimes I … Read more

2016 Botanical Colors Classes & Workshops!

Keep these dates in mind for natural dye classes with Botanical Colors. We are setting up the registration process and will open for registration on Monday, April 25th. You can register directly with FisherFolk and Madison Wool by contacting them through their websites. June 25 through July 3rd, FisherFolk Fiber Retreat in Cordova Alaska FisherFolk sponsored by The Net Loft Fiber and Friends. A rare opportunity to study with some of the knitting greats in traditional Gansey techniques, including teachers from North America and also Scotland. We will be leading 4 natural dye classes, including a community-wide indigo dip. Information … Read more