Natalie Stopka

June 11, 2014

back to books

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A guest book made of linen and antique crinoline fabric, dyed with walnut, black cherry bark, and indigo. Sympathy between fibers and colors.

crinoline book

June 6, 2014

natural dyeing for book artists

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natural dyeing for book artists

This year the Natural Dyeing for Book Artists workshop I’ll be teaching at the Center for Book Arts has been expanded to a 2-day long intensive! We will be dyeing a variety of samples and exploring mark- and pattern-making on both paper and fabric, while learning the fundamentals of materials, mordants, and permanence. Natural dyes have so many applications in both fine binding and artist books, and a wealth of cultural history to consider. The weekend will be full to the brim, and I hope to see you there!

Natural Dyeing for Book Artists
Weekend Intensive
Center for Book Arts
28 W 27th Street, Manhattan
Saturday, June 21 & Sunday, June 22
10:00 – 4:00

May 16, 2014


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Sewing Seeds will be hosting STAINED, an event of sensory experiences through natural dyes, on Thursday, May 22. This fundraiser to support Sewing Seeds programs promises to be amazing! Read more about the incredible artists participating and purchase tickets here. Sewing Seeds just keeps getting better.

The program is also accepting applications for its summer residency now!

May 5, 2014

spring workshops

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I will be teaching a few natural dye workshops at the Textile Arts Center in the coming months, the perfect time to learn the basics of mordanting, extracting, and dyeing as dye plants begin to sprout!

natural dye samples

Book Arts 101 will be starting up on Sundays in May, and it’s a red hot  staff pick this month. We’ll be covering bookbinding tools, terminology, and fundamental techniques, but also explore the opportunities for book and fiber arts to connect and inform one another. Check out all the upcoming workshops here, or visit TAC to sign up.

book models

April 10, 2014

even more marbling

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marbling vat
marbling vat

Yes, bad form to have so much pigment falling. But it is pretty anyway.


marbled paper assortment

March 24, 2014


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suminagashi samples

I spent an afternoon playing around with papers, inks, and best of all experimental additives for my upcoming suminagashi workshop at TAC. So much fun, and very relaxing, to watch the patterns build and gradually transform. Then to pull a monoprint of a split second in time, the forces and chemical reactions frozen in amazing, intricate, and surprising patterns.

suminagashi samples


Morning Series: Suminagashi

TAC Manhattan Studio

26 West 8th Street

Monday April 7 & Wednesday April 9


March 17, 2014

new studio, new books

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I’ve moved into my own studio. IT’S AMAZING. Sorry I don’t have any photos of the actual space to share – not until it’s all arranged and settled into and I’ve finished sewing the awesome curtains – But I can share the results of my redoubled labor. I am so productive! Marbling papers, and using some to bind matching guest book & photo album sets.

studio 2

studio 5

studio 4

marbled guest book & album set

marbled guest book & album set

February 18, 2014


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marbled silk ribbon

A shiny new updated wholesale list is now available by request, including books, marbled ribbon, and scarves. It is designed purposefully with a low minimum order, so don’t be shy, drop me a line!

(Incidentally, isn’t the new marbled ribbon delightful? Coming to the shop soon…)

February 17, 2014

new scarves

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A few favorites from my latest batch of marbled scarves, now in the shop -

marbled scarf 28

marbled scarf 18

marbled scarf 19

February 1, 2014

the making of: marbled napkins

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marbling session 0114.13 copy

Here’s how it all went down: the marbling process for a couple hundred linen napkins.  Now available at Terrain!

fabric marbling

fabric marbling

fabric marbling

fabric marbling

fabric marbling

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