Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Katrina Rodabaugh

This week’s FEEDBACK FRIDAY was with artist, natural dyer and writer Katrina Rodabaugh who is just launching her third book Make, Thrift, Mend.

Watch the recording here:

Katrina gave inspiring insight into her path as an artist and natural dyer, how life becomes part of the process, (and how mendingoften represents that), ways we can rethink our clothing, and how natural dyes have been a big part of her Make, Thrift, Mend project.


Katrina’s website

Katrina’s Instagram page

Get her Make, Thrift, Mend and Mending Matters books here on our site.

From the Katrina Rodabaugh Studios site:

“I’m a poet and fiber artist at heart—slow stitching and long poems forever. I also write, advocate, and organize special events like fiber-arts retreats and collaborative workshops. I’ve published three books, Make Thrift Mend (2021); Mending Matters (2018); and The Paper Playhouse (2015). But I’ve been writing poems and essays for as long as I can remember.

I love interdisciplinary thinking—I earned a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in Environmental Studies and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing with a focus on poetry and book arts. I spent more than a decade working in nonprofit arts organizations but my fiber arts training started as a child at the side of my mother’s sewing machine. I currently live with my artist husband and our young sons in a two-hundred-year-old farmhouse in the Hudson Valley of New York. We grow dye plants, flowers, herbs, fruits, and vegetables while tending chickens and honeybees.

Nice to meet you.”

Join us next week, April 30th, 9am Pacific, 12pm Eastern for a live Zoom FEEDBACK FRIDAY with Lilah Horwitz, Creative Director at EILEEN FISHER Renew about their amazing take back program. Did you know they have rescued over 1.5 million pieces of clothing since 2009, to be resold, donated or remade into new designs?

We were so proud to recently launch our 7th (annual) Earth Day Indigo Overdye Collection with them!

RSVP here.


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!