Michelle Stitzlein "Slub Weave - Boucherouite Series" (detail)

Blog Post Tag: Indigo

Friday Fibers Roundup: Woven Color

January 26, 2018 10:00 am

This week’s roundup features a mix of articles all focusing on sources of color, weaving production, and how those intermingle. 1) “How an Oregon State Professor Accidentally Created a New Shade of Blue” by Benjamin Tepler looks back at the first truly new blue discovered in more than two centuries (via PDX Monthly). 2) In

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“In The Studio” with Jacqueline Mallegni

January 10, 2018 10:00 am

SDA member Jacqueline Mallegni takes us inside her studio and process with 2018’s first “In the Studio” article. Working in a wide variety of media, Jacqueline’s creates sculptures inspired by natural forms. Read more to get to know one of our recent members! I began making handmade paper in 1989—falling in love with how the

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Hybrid Transitions: A Modern Take on Katazome by Tyler Peterson

October 30, 2016 1:28 am

This moment is an exciting time to be working in the field of fibers and textiles. More so than any other time in history makers, craftspeople, and artists are able to access information about a multitude of different techniques, processes, and materials. Classes, books, and YouTube tutorials are readily available to learn how to make

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17 Great Textile Books to Give & Get

December 5, 2013 9:14 pm

Wrap your mind – and some wrapping paper – around this remarkable range of recently-published books about textiles. Make the textile tribe members on your holiday list very happy or add to your own library of ideas. All are available via Amazon.com link, inside, which gives back to SDA at no cost to you.

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Confluence Conference Workshop: Vicki Jensen & The Magic of Indigo

January 11, 2011 11:10 pm

We all love the beautiful blue color found in indigo-dyed textiles. The time-honored process of dyeing with indigo is the perfect companion to shibori techniques. Whether I am working with white linen or a piece of fabric previously dyed with MX dyes, I find the process of adding color and pattern to fabric from the indigo vat a magical experience. Join me next June in Minneapolis to experience it yourself.

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