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”
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”
This is a great article that traces the history of a great yarn and fiber…Chenille. Chenille means caterpillar in English, forever linking the fuzzy insects that one day become either a moth or butterfly with fluffy yarn and fabrics. The French word was known early on in the United States and can be found inContinue reading “Learning about Chenille”
Shown on PBS with multiple topics on craft. Enjoy! Craft in America explores the vitality, history and significance of the craft movement in the United States and its impact on our nation’s rich cultural heritage. Capturing the beauty, creativity and originality of craftsmanship, the film highlights artists and explores the inter-relationship of what they do,Continue reading “Good Sunday Doc: Craft In America”
Family Matters: 2018 SDA Annual International Exhibition In Print. Each year, the SDA International Exhibition In Print showcases the breadth and depth of contemporary artists and designers working with or inspired by fiber art and/or textile-based materials, methods, and techniques. The work of selected artists are featured in the winter 2018 issue of theContinue reading “National Exhibition: Call for Fiber + Textile Artists”
The importance of natural dye in textiles.
Weaving Practice. More than a trend.
I just heard about this on the news. The name is actually – The Pussyhat Project. Whether you are for or against President-Elect Trump, it is a GREAT way to use fiber arts and handmade crafts for activism. If you do want to take part you would need to knit, crochet or weave pretty fast,Continue reading “#Pink hat Project – Fiber #Activist”
A heartfelt glimpse into the world of Haida elder and weaver, Delores Churchill and a discussion generating documentary about the multilayered meaning of an object.