Tag: natural dyeing

June 2022 Studio Hours Recap: Rita Kompst and Zoe McDonell on Their Natural Dyeing Collaborations

Member Sarah Thornton recaps our June, 2022, Studio Hours. Rita Kompst and Zoe McDonell told us the story of how they met and came to collaborate on natural dyeing workshops. Rita is a Musqueam cedar weaver and Zoe is a wildlife biologist. Together, they teach classes about natural dyeing, each bringing their own experiences and perspectives. They focus on combining traditional ecological knowledge with Western science’s cataloguing methods to keep all things in balance.

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Late Winter Natural Dyeing

[Open Access] Artist and forager Caitlin ffrench explores sources for natural dyes she finds in late winter. While she waits for the weather to change and her dye garden to grow, she finds sources for colour in discarded plant material—some from the outside world, some from the kitchen.

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How to Plan A Natural Dye Garden

[Open Access] Dyer and forager Caitlin ffrench is looking forward to spring. In her first column for Digits & Threads, she writes about her favourite dye plants and planning her natural dye garden, and provides tips and resources to help you plan your own.

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