This week, we’ve got video from our live FEEDBACK FRIDAY featuring rust dyeing with Samantha Verrone.
Watch the video here:
Read all the answers to the question from chat we didn’t get to here: FEEDBACK FRIDAY Samantha Verrone
Samantha produces one of a kind home furnishings, clothing, accessories and tapestries. Inspired by antique Japanese Boro and Korean Pojagi and the various vintage and otherwise discarded textile remnants she finds in her travels, Samantha focuses on labor intensive rather than resource depleting production. Every piece is made by hand in her Bronx studio and is stocked in places like ABC Carpet & Home, Oroboro and the Houston Museum of Fine Arts gifts.
Rust, which only appears with the passage of time, is at the heart of Samantha’s work. Rust dyed textiles challenge traditional notions of beauty and decoration. Decay itself can be beautiful. The unique results of blending corrosion and construction, using antiquated objects that may have sentimental value, incorporating memory and nostalgia with design all contribute to the fascination of rust dyeing. The introduction of plant dyes furthers the tension between permanence and ephemera. The marks made by natural dyestuffs change over time, with wear and use, sometimes fading and always developing a unique patina.
Here’s her beautiful site here.
Read this article Samantha wrote about what preparing for this week’s FEEDBACK FRIDAY forced her to look at.
Next week, our special guest is John Marshall!
John Marshall is an American fiber artist specializing in natural dyes and the traditional Japanese techniques of katazome (stencil dyeing) and tsutsugaki (cone drawing). He is internationally noted for his use of color and line to create truly unique one-of-a-kind art-to-wear, turning traditionally inspired aesthetics into contemporary treasures for daily life. As a teacher he is recognized for his ability to adapt traditional recipes and methods to suit local climates, resources, and temperaments – and for his ability to distill complex techniques into easy-to-understand steps.
RSVP for FEEDBACK FRIDAY with John Marshall HERE.