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Honeyfolk Clothing is entirely handcrafted by Heidi Iverson, in her studio surrounded by second-growth Redwoods in Western Sonoma County. She also devotes time to various forms of textile arts, primarily knitting and natural dyeing with plants and flowers she hand gathers or cultivates.
While cutting pieces for the collection, all smaller off-cuts are set aside and re-used in various projects that require small pieces, like quilts & wall hangings. Amy is obsessed with watching her on Instagram live where she does projects in real time and offers a very soothing experience just watching her stitch and make.
Honeyfolk was founded in 2010 after helping create several garments for Rebecca Burgess, the founder of Fibershed.
“I had the pleasure of writing the knitting patterns for Rebecca’s dye book Harvesting Color. I am a founding member of the Fibershed. Its philosophy has always been an influence on my aesthetic, my brand ethic. I am always looking to improve my work, and offer thoughtful, beautifully crafted items that will be cherished and worn for many years.”
Next week we’ll have Jordana Munk Martin, Founder of the TATTER textile library. Jordana is the former Board President of the Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn, NY, as well as the founder of its Artist in Residence program. Most recently, Jordana published a book entitled Material Cultures, in conjunction with an exhibition she co-curated at Bric Arts Media in Brooklyn, NY.
We love her mission statement: The mission of TATTER is to promote the consciousness of cloth by considering, and celebrating cloth’s intrinsic and essential relationship in human life – through portals that include but are not limited to: art, shelter, comfort, science, commerce, and culture.
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 and Social Media Director and presented by Botanical Colors’ Founder Kathy Hattori. We even have our own original Zoom song. It’s true!