Looking Back To Look Forward Botanical Colors 2023 Report

I can’t believe it’s the end of 2023. No really, how did we get here?? It seems a blur, a really exciting but challenging-paced year chock full of the ups and downs of a small business. And we are a small business! Many of you think we are a huge company, but did you know our incredible team is 8 employees strong? We pull off big things and work hard but there’s one thing we couldn’t do without. You. For our 2023 look back to look forward, we wanted to tell you how much we grew because of all of … Read more

Video From FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Mapping Color With Sasha Duerr + Maibe Maroccolo

For our last FEEDBACK FRIDAY of 2022, we welcomed Brazil-based artist and educator Maibe Maroccolo of Matricaria who is mapping color with Brazil’s dye plants and Sasha Duerr, an artist and designer who also maps color with plant-based palettes, natural dyes and place-based recipes. It was such an emotional and wonderful presentation highlighting both women’s connection to color through memory, place, love, experiences and through a deep appreciation for biodiversity. Watch the recording below. Sasha Duerr is an artist and designer who works mapping color with plant-based palettes, natural dyes and place-based recipes. She is a professor at the California … Read more

Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Sasha Duerr Talks Plant Dyeing

This week, we’ve got video from our live FEEDBACK FRIDAY featuring Sasha Duerr and her tips on place-based dyeing. Watch the video here: Sasha taught us how to look at place as a treasure trove of color. She also gave some great tips on how to accept color no matter how long it lasts. If you didn’t grab her new book yet, go here to grab a copy. You might also like her 5 Seasonal Color Wheels derived from local plant and food sources throughout the year. A couple of things to share with you from Sasha… The Seaweed Research … Read more