This week’s FEEDBACK FRIDAY was with Jordana Munk Martin, Founder of the TATTER Library and it was so personal and beautiful and made our hearts explode.
Thank you Jordana.

Watch the video HERE.

Links you should click to on the TATTER site:

TATTER Journal
Amazing TATTER classes & lectures
The Barbara Walker Knitting Project
-Info on Jordana’s grandmother Edith R. Wyle
-Info on Carol Westfall whose weaving book collection is at TATTER

Shop all our blue here.

From the site: “BLUE, The TATTER Textile Library, opened its doors in June of 2017. Serving as both an interactive, ongoing art-installation as well as an academic research library, BLUE is an ever-growing home to 6,000 books, journals, exhibition catalogs and objects that examine and celebrate the global history, traditions, makers, craft and beauty of textiles.

Open to the public by appointment, BLUE is an immersive reading and learning space. It offers visitors an aesthetic and tactile experience in its carefully chosen hues and textures. Different from traditional libraries, the intense presence of color evokes the complex relationship between humans and cloth. The saturation reminds us not just of the cultural and economic significance of color, but also that textiles permeate all industries and aspects of human life.

BLUE is an exercise in legacy, interweaving the personal collections of three women: Edith Robinson Wyle (1918-1999), founder of the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles, her granddaughter Jordana Munk Martin, founder of TATTER, and Carol Westfall (1938-2016), renowned fiber artist and professor.

The curated books and objects converse with each other in the space, a material metaphor for the intergenerational and cross-cultural dialogues that captivate, teach and inspire. We seek to preserve, give voice to and contribute to such conversations about textiles and the ways in which they enrich our lives.”

This week? Join us January 29th, 9am Pacific, 12pm Eastern for a live Zoom FEEDBACK FRIDAY with Elena Phipps whose talk will focus on the art history of cochineal.

Elena’s presentation will trace the origins of this special red color in the Americas and its role in global trade from the 16th century. This was a research project during her extensive time at the Metropolitan Museum which she says “allowed her to develop a broad view of the range of textiles that had been dyed with cochineal, and working with scientists at the museum, we were able to test examples from historic textiles to concretely track its presence from Pre-Columbian cultures of the Andes to Europe, China and the Middle East.

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 and Social Media Director and presented by Botanical Colors’ Founder Kathy Hattori.