Last week, we welcomed Brazil-based artist and educator Maibe Maroccolo of Matricaria who is mapping Brazil’s dye plants. Maibe’s most recent work has been focused on mapping and sharing both the wisdom of plants from Brazil and preserving the traditional methods of their uses. Her mapping project has become official as the Research Project of Flora Brasileira Tintorial.
Watch the recording here.
Take your own natural dye tour at home this summer with the Dyes of the Américas Sampler (on sale!)
Maibe is an artist and educator. She holds a masters in sustainable development from the University of Arts London. After a period of studies and specializations in the UK, Maibe dove into her Brazilian roots and dedicated herself to researching and mapping dye plants with a focus on textile and artistic applications. Since 2013, her research has revolved around the potential of natural dyes from Brazilian flora and, thus, Mattricaria was born. The studio also records traditional methods geared to craft practices. The project has been in existence since 2014 and takes the scientific name of Chamomile (Matricaria Chamomilla), which refers to calm and lightness — the mode of action that guides the work in the studio.
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.
We even have our own theme song thanks to musician Jimmie Snider (click here to hear more of his music including a new song called Looking Out The Window)!