Finally, we have begun our next series of workshops in our new home of Alaska! The Workshops are at The Northern Susitna Institute in Talkeetna, AK. The first day, August 6th will focus on historical dyes including madder root, logwood, weld and more. The Second day August 7th will focus on natural indigo vats. Sign up for both if you can.
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We recently started a dye order with a great women’s american heritage workwear brand called Nativen
based out of NYC and want to express how excited we are about the beautiful bandanas they just came
out with! We dyed them in Madder/turmeric, indigo, and cutch/black walnuts. The designs are by amazing
illustrators and were hand printed in brooklyn. Check out their site. They sell great vintage clothing too!
Their website is…..
Also, checkout their STORIES page. They compose great interviews with makers.
We were honored to be a part of this process!
We had a great time making red/pink colors from the last workshop in Bryn Athyn. We used
madder root, cochineal and did a sample with brazil wood and used an alum mordant and an
iron buff mordant.
From left to right we used cochineal, madder (top) with alum mordant and madder
(bottom) with iron buff. Then brazil wood (top) with alum mordant and brazil wood
(bottom) with iron buff.
We tied both alum and iron mordanted pieces while we waited for the cochineal
(below images), madder and brazil wood to steep.
The best part is always unwrapping the present!
The dog of the yard was territorial of the dyed pieces.
Come play at our yellow workshop Nov. 29th!