A guest book made of linen and antique crinoline fabric, dyed with walnut, black cherry bark, and indigo. Sympathy between fibers and colors.
June 11, 2014
June 6, 2014
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!
May 16, 2014
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
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!
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.
April 10, 2014
March 24, 2014
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.
TAC Manhattan Studio
26 West 8th Street
Monday April 7 & Wednesday April 9
March 17, 2014
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.
February 18, 2014
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…)