Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: With Katazome & Tsutsugaki Artist John Marshall

This week, we’ve got video from our live FEEDBACK FRIDAY featuring katazome (stencil dyeing) and tsutsugaki (cone drawing) artist 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.

Watch the video here:

Buy Singing the Blues with John Marshall As Your Guide here.

Here are John’s links:
Deb McClintock’s blog
Deb’s work with Texas Persimmon, her work with lichen, persimmon vintages and fresh weld, and smashing persimmon!
Cheryl Lawrence, katazome dyer
Japanese Stencil Dyeing (out of print, but John says available on eBay and Amazon and that anything under $60 is a good buy!)
Chris Conrad, persimmon dye

Next week, our special guests are Jamie Bourgeois & Madeleine McGarrity.

The discussion will focus around the duos investigations into water quality using natural dye processes with Jamie and Madeleine as lead. Both have used Rubia tinctorum to better understand the composition of a selection of water sources. Jamie concentrates on the possible presence of toxic contaminants taken from Louisiana’s Cancer Alley, a 150-mile stretch of the Mississippi River infamous for both pollution levels and cancer rates.

RSVP for FEEDBACK FRIDAY on ‘Water Madders’ w/Jamie Bourgeois & Madeleine McGarrity 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.