Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Keith Recker

This week’s FEEDBACK FRIDAY had us all captivated by the storytelling of color (and how we perceive it), with Keith Recker. In addition to sharing some of the natural dye and pigment stories included in his book True Colors: World Masters of Natural Dyes, Keith talked about how the human eye perceives color, and how color terms enter human languages around the world.

Watch the video recording below:

Keith Recker is President and co-founder of HAND/EYE magazine, a multidisciplinary journal of global handmade creativity. He is also a board member and Creative Director of the International Folk Art Market in Santa Fe. He was the Executive Director of Aid to Artisans and served on its Board of Directors for many years. His previous book, PANTONE: The Twentieth Century in Color, has been translated into eleven languages. Through his specialized consulting practice, he currently provides trend and color intelligence to the Pantone Color Institute and other forward-looking clients. Keith is also now Editor in Chief and Co-Owner of the very beautiful TABLE Magazine.

Join us next week, May 14th, 9am Pacific, 12pm Eastern for a live Zoom FEEDBACK FRIDAY with Alabama Chanin founder and creative director, the amazing Natalie Chanin. We’ll talk about Natalie’s design journey, a sense of place and Alabama Chanin’s seed to shelf/cottage industry business model, the design process and working with natural dyes (and Botanical Colors!), as well as thoughts on the future of making.

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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!