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”

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”

NY Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Festival Ends October 18th

Virtual this year but still some great sessions, @nysheepwool goes until tomorrow, Oct 18th. Today at 3pm!“Sustainability in the Crafting Community” with Kathy Hattori, Clara Parkes, Sonya Philip, Katrina Rodabaugh, Adrienne Rodriguez, Hannah Thiessen, and Kristine Vejar. * Saturday, October 17th @ 3:00pmET. https://www.virtual.sheepandwool.com/40yearsOfRhinebeck #sustainability #thisiscraft #fiberart #nysheepandwool

National Exhibition: Call for Fiber + Textile Artists

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”

#History on color in dyeing #textiles

Good evening everyone – I just found some information on the history of weaving in Colonel Williamsburg  and found this quick tidbit on color to be worth sharing. Colors made from natural sources Nature provided the colors used in dyeing textiles in the 18th century. Today, Colonial Williamsburg’s weavers use the same 18th-century recipes forContinue reading “#History on color in dyeing #textiles”