MAIWA DOCUMENTARYIN SEARCH OF LOST COLOURThe Story of Natural Dyes In Search of Lost Colour, travels the world to document the growing, harvesting, extraction and use of natural dyes. From the Bogolanfini mudprinting of Mali to the madder-root of Turkey, from cochineal insects to the rare shellfish purple, this documentary provides a look at someContinue reading “The Story of Natural Dyes Documentary Online til August 15th”
Botanical Colors invites you to join them for the first Wednesday of every month for a year-long Virtual Stitch-In with textile designer + natural dye advocate Heidi Iverson for #Whatsthemeaning2022. We will start Wednesday, February 9th, 2022 at 9am Pacific/noon Eastern. As we find ourselves entering year three of the pandemic, join us monthly asContinue reading “Virtual Stitch-In Begins 2/9”
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”
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”
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
The importance of natural dye in textiles.