Kibibi Ajanku’s Indigo Journey

Indigo dye has a history that spans many continents. When I learned about Baltimore Dye Initiative, I learned about artist and Master Dyer, Kibibi Ajanku. Her work is amazing! Yet, my interest in her work comes with uncovering the indigo dye production in America from West Africa. So if you are into the history andContinue reading “Kibibi Ajanku’s Indigo Journey”

Do you know about Nest?

I am a researcher -more lately with my work around textile and fiber design and history. When I found out about Nest co-op, I instantly became a member back in December. Founded by Rebecca van Bergen in 2006, she followed her passion to turn craft, the 2nd largest employer of women globally, into a meansContinue reading “Do you know about Nest?”

1/20 @ 2pmET: Textile Talk: Surface Design Association

Natural Dyes & the Natural Dye Garden January 20 from 2:00-3:00 PM ET for the next Textile Talk! Register. Why use natural dyes? The winter months are a perfect time to plan next year’s natural dye garden. Please join our guests Catharine Ellis, Kim Eichler-Messmer, and Kenya Miles and Rosa Chang of the Baltimore NaturalContinue reading “1/20 @ 2pmET: Textile Talk: Surface Design Association”

Dyes In America| Jan 8th

Botanical Colors FEEDBACK FRIDAY with Kathy Hattori talking about and demoing Dyes of the Americas. We’ll go through some native colors from North, Central and South America that are included in our new dye kit, Dyes of the Americas, as well as some locally grown specialties from our network of dye growers.FREE. RSVP through link.Continue reading “Dyes In America| Jan 8th”

Call for Designs – Cast On Magazine Summer 2021 Issue

Cast On, published quarterly, is the official publication of The Knitting Guild Association.  We welcome design and article submissions from everyone but give preference to our members.  A Call for Design email is sent to designers three months before the publication date to solicit design submissions.  The Call for Design will indicate the deadline forContinue reading “Call for Designs – Cast On Magazine Summer 2021 Issue”

Curator: Decorative Arts Design Series

If you are not aware of the work of Elizabeth Lay, please take the time on Friday, January 15, 2021 – 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET to learn about her and from her during the Smithsonian Associates Program. Elizabeth Lay will be one a lecturer for Fiber With A Cause workshop in the summerContinue reading “Curator: Decorative Arts Design Series”