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FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Indigo Talk with Rowland Ricketts - Shared screen with speaker view
Carl Stewart
15:58
Hello from Ottawa, Canada
Laura Berkowitz Gilbert
16:00
Nice haircut Amy!
Alexandra Harris
16:00
Thank you for posting it on instagram.
Jacoline mulhall
16:02
thanks for doing this!
Annie Robinson
16:05
Hi from Sunshine Coast, BC!
Sia Robinson
16:06
Good Afternoon from Detroit, Michigan
Kathleen O'Grady
16:15
Hello from Saskatoon, CANADA
Alexandra Harris
16:17
Hello from Toronto, ON
Annette McPhail
16:21
Good morning from Northern California.
Nadine İsmail
16:23
hey from California
Diane Becker
16:35
saluti from Tuscany
helen kennedy pdx
16:42
Rowland spoke to a packed room in pdx
Nancy Ferro
16:55
Hello, Nancy Ferro form Dallas, becoming a regular!
Rebecca Loew
16:56
Hello from Grinnell, Iowa
Kathi Colen Peck
17:09
Hello from the Fingers Lakes, NY
Amy Skewes-Cox
17:22
Hi from Marin County, CA
Robin Hamlin
17:28
Greetings from Santa Barbara, CA!
Jan Etre
17:41
Hello from Berkeley, CA!
Wearing Indigo-dyed handspun
18:11
Wearing indigo-dyed from Takoma Park MD
Patricia Massie
18:30
hello from los angeles!
Lala de Dios
18:59
Hello from Madrid, Spain!
Trish Limbaugh
19:20
Hello from Colorado
Laura Sullivan
19:25
Kwai Kwai from Vermont
Catherine Corvec
19:37
Hello from Brittany
Katie Smith
19:46
Wow!!!
Jacoline mulhall
19:47
hello from Yellow Springs 9
Kay Sennott
19:54
Hello from Humboldt County California
Jacoline mulhall
19:55
Ohio
Leah Koransky
20:14
!!!
Katrin Müller-Sauer
20:26
Hello from Germany :-)
Julie Rivera
20:34
Great live music!!!
Susan Callery
20:38
Hello from Virginia
Laura Sullivan
20:39
this is LEGEND
Mary Ann Stewart
20:45
WooHoo!! 🎶 🌿
Katie Smith
20:48
Bravo!!!
Annette McPhail
20:49
Awesome!
Annie Robinson
20:50
wooooo!
Amanda Curreri
20:50
amazing!!!!
Sheila Stanley
20:51
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Sue Gazell
20:52
Amy, I like your new haircut.
Nancy Craft
20:55
Love the song!
Sheila Stanley
21:04
re the words to this available anywhere?
Kay Sennott
21:04
Yeah!! Great job!
Denise Hixon
21:06
awesome! thank you!
Anita Fleming
21:07
Bravo, Jimmy!!
Susan Callery
21:08
👋👋
Leah Koransky
21:17
Amy I love your necklace!
Cheryl Desjardin
21:29
Wonderful! Thank you!
Ginnie Hebert
21:58
Love the live theme song!
Maegan Neubeck
22:41
yay what a treat! hi Kathy & Amy:)
Tamara Gassen
22:41
Hi from Freeport Illinois
Sue Gazell
58:45
i see mine 😉
Amy DuFault
59:13
If you have questions for Rowland, put them here!
Julie Tourtillotte
59:20
I live north of you in South Bend, Indiana (growing zone 5b). Do you think I can have success growing indigo here?
Mary Goshorn
59:32
Why do you need to replace the clay?
John Duke
59:32
wow
Nancy Shrader
59:45
What does he mean by the fabric being unwoven?
Ruth Crump
59:51
Thank you! That was wonderful!
Laura Sullivan
59:52
Rowland, when putting the rinse water/ spent bath on the garden, do you worry about altering the pH of the soil?
Dawni Gladish
59:53
do you use saki koji when you ferment?
Sheila Stanley
59:57
You put the leaves on sheets to dry. What happens when the wind blows?
Destiny Kinal
59:57
We are going to be collaborating with a university near us in PA/NY. We would like to know the size of the worldwide indigo market.
Colleen Kelly
59:58
Thanks, all. I AM in the DC area and look forward to the Renwick opening so I can see the indigo exhibit.
Sylvia Gibbons
59:58
Thank you so much for your time today!
Alexandra Harris
01:00:04
Thank you that was a wonderful introduction for me.
Lizz Aston
01:00:04
That was incredible!! I am floored
Amanda Baxter
01:00:05
@Julie yes! your season might be a bit shorter but it should grow
Elizabeth Merrill
01:00:06
How do you neutralize the vat before returning it to the field. pH?
Karen O. Brown
01:00:13
Fantastic presentation! Thank you! What do you teach and are your students involved with your process?
Alexandra Harris
01:00:14
Terrific work thank you
Janet Barbieri
01:00:16
That was SO interesting.. so much to think about. Thank you very much.
John Duke
01:00:18
Is the floor clay specific or can it be any porous flooring?
Mary Goshorn
01:00:20
When you say before the vat dies, do you mean that literally? Doesn’t the dye work if the fermentation process has stopped?
Stella Weinert
01:00:23
Thank you great presentation!
Julie YASNY
01:00:26
Fantastically fantastic! Thank you, Roland!
Annie Robinson
01:00:29
What do you do for soil management and ph with all of the lime going in there?
Kim Print
01:00:31
Hi Rowland that was such an interesting talk. What inspired you to work with Indigo in the first place pls?
Joan Harris
01:00:33
what is the organism that causes fermentation. where does it come from?
Angela Adams
01:00:33
Which came first? Making indigo or being an artist?
Georganne Alex
01:00:35
What initially inspired you to work with indigo?
Laura Berkowitz Gilbert
01:00:43
This was amazing! Do you grind the sukamo before adding to the vat or just add it directly from the bale?
Nadine İsmail
01:00:47
do you sell indigo dyed fabric (multiple yards) ?
Desiree Hagen
01:00:47
I live in Alaska and grow indigo in a high tunnel, (large greenhouse). Any advice to people growing in a shorter season or in northern climates?
Rachel Wolstenholme
01:00:54
the pile of composting leaves in the photos represents about what weight of fresh leaves? Thanks
Amanda Baxter
01:00:54
@Nancy the threads were picked out of the cloth
Lala de Dios
01:01:03
I have no questions now but I feel…how could I say!! I think I will just say thank you from the heart. A really enjoyable talk and this is Fine Art!
Sia Robinson
01:01:20
Points of clarification. 1) 40 acres were never given to us. Your point was confusing. 2) We were 'enslaved persons' not 'slaves'.
Maris Cavanagh
01:01:41
Thank you, Rowland for a wonderful presentation!!!
Pamela MacBrayne
01:02:18
Do you use anything other than water to rinse out the indigo? I have recently used organic indigo that I used with wool for an extended time to get dark blue. But I cannot seem to rinse out all of the indigo….. after about 15 washings, the blue still comes off the wool onto my hands when knitting. Any thoughts?
Marion Richards
01:02:29
This was beautiful! I grew almost entirely with your seeds this year. thank you!!
Amanda Baxter
01:02:58
@Mary the fermentation is what reduces the oxygen from the vat, without the reduction the dye doesn’t work
Sia Robinson
01:02:58
I have great respect for your commitment to maintaining an artist's perspective on the entire process when seems quite overwhelming.
barbara putnam
01:03:05
Does the indigo absorb any clay while it is composting?
Judy Newland
01:03:08
I have grown indigo in Boulder, CO and now Blaine, WA
Julie Rivera
01:03:11
Can you explain the wood ash material. Is that what lye is or through the process are you creating lye?
Carrie LaChance
01:03:14
This was so wonderful! Thank you for taking us through your process.
Amanda Baxter
01:03:36
@Julie the wood ash soaked in water creates the lye
Jean Manrique
01:04:00
I live in St. Paul and only get one harvest each summer. iIs there a way to save the seeds fir the next year?
Michelle Gannes
01:04:03
i'm floored (pun intended) oby the efficiency of your operation. do you teach at one of the college campuses, or do you allow visitors. do you sell your product (indigo et al) on a website?
Noelle Guetti
01:04:05
How did you find your way to studying indigo in japan? what pulled you in that direction?
Kelly Bahash
01:04:17
Your work is beautiful and your studio is so inspiring. Thank you for sharing your process and knowledge with us!
RM
01:04:27
With the Japanese method of starting the indigo vat is there a spiritual or ritual element that is honored?
Amanda Baxter
01:04:32
soaking wood ash in water raises the pH up to about 11
Renee Robin
01:04:32
Are you aware of a sukumo operation on the west coast - northern Californiia? Fibershed did one a few years ago but no longer.
Rani Olson
01:04:33
This is all so moving! Question: you have been doing this for decades, what was your first entry point into your work?
natalie stopka
01:05:33
what are your favorite books to recommend about artistic practice, history, or the culture of dyeing?
Debra Ketchum Jircik
01:05:38
Have you ever found amber in the color of your wood ash lye affected the color of your vat? I find it difficult to get a clear color from my wood ash lye. Thank you for an amazing and inspiring talk and your generous sharing.
Destiny Kinal
01:06:16
B kilt the fermentation floor with Fibershed when you came out. Don’t recall the levels of the floor. Seems buckwheat hunks were part of it?
Destiny Kinal
01:06:42
Buckwheat hulls.
Karen O. Brown
01:07:37
Thank you!
Rebecca Loew
01:07:42
How can you tell when the vats are dying? Do you just go by the color or are there other signs you look for.?
Judy Newland
01:08:22
Good to see you again - so long since our 2010 summer at Haystack!! You look as young as you did then :-)
Trish Limbaugh
01:08:33
Can you recommend any resources to read more about your process? thanks, great presentatoin
Julie Rivera
01:09:03
Amazing and inspiring lecture on so may levels! Thank you for sharing Rowland
Greta Movassaghi
01:09:26
Thank you
Elena Phipps
01:10:21
Thanks Rowland.
Annette McPhail
01:10:25
Thank you. This has been a wonderful presentation!
Amanda Baxter
01:10:42
@Trish there’s a great book called Singing the Blues with John Marshall as your guide. Also an Indigo Pigment Extraction group on FB. And Fibershed put out a great indigo report a few years back, Google it
Iris Bechtol
01:10:55
I started out in photography as well. The chemicals also worried me so I’ve been learning how to use a fructose vat thanks to Botanical Colors!
Jo Dean Tipton
01:11:35
Rowland, Such a wonderful presentation. Thank you!
Kim Print
01:12:01
Great answer as how you became interested in indigo, many thanks!
Judy Saye-Willis
01:12:03
Rowland, Tom Willis says to tell you Hi
Trish Limbaugh
01:12:06
Thanks Amanda for the suggestions
Virginia Jaquez
01:12:10
Is there anyone who does what you do on the West coast? Thank you, Rowland, for your presentation.
Tony Williams
01:12:24
Thank you, for a wonderful presentation always informative. When will you be back in Cleveland, Oh. Loved working with you at Praxis Fiber works
Sharolene Brunston
01:12:38
Thank you Roland! So much accomplishment and knowledge for someone so young. Many thanks for a wonderful presentation.
Mary Jaeger
01:12:47
Thank you, Rowland, for sharing the fabulous story of your indigo experience. Wishing everyone a Happy Holiday!.
Julie Tourtillotte
01:12:49
Fabulous presentation. Thank you!
Bethany Rahn
01:13:26
Hi Rowland! Wonderful to hear more about the process. Been missing the indigo vats at IU. Great presentation, thank you!
Kathleen O'Grady
01:13:33
Thank you so much - I lived in Japan for two years back in the ’80’s Agigato Gozaimashita!
Linda James
01:13:46
Wonderful presentation! Thank you, Rowland!
Gale Slagle
01:13:49
Thank you
Kate Ellis
01:13:51
How do you balance growing indigo and making art, family life and work at the university. You’re amazing :-)
Kathleen O'Grady
01:13:52
“Arigato” not Agigato.
Julie Jensen
01:13:54
a great presentation. Thank you
Rachel Barclay
01:13:59
Thank you!!!!!
katherine wolman
01:14:01
thank you!
Iris Bechtol
01:14:02
Thank you again!
Nancy Ferro
01:14:03
Thank you, so very inspiring, Roland.
Lauren Dyer
01:14:09
Amazing work! So inspiring. Thank you, Rowland for the work you are doing in the world.
Susan Goldberg
01:14:11
Great presentation!
Jody McKenzie
01:14:12
That was the most amazing presentation! Thank you so much Rowland!
Angela Adams
01:14:13
Amazing! Thank you all. Can’t wait to see the show at the Renwick!
Emilie Didyoung
01:14:18
Thank you Rowland! So inspiring!!! <3
RM
01:14:19
Thank you Roland, for taking us into the indigo atmosphere.
Lala de Dios
01:14:22
Thank you to Botanical Colors also for organizing these virtual presentations.
Jan Quarles
01:14:26
Thanks for such a great presentation!
Amy DuFault
01:14:26
http://www.rickettsindigo.com/
Sata Ashford
01:14:27
thanks I’ve grown your seeds for a few years now in Zone 4 so it’s hard to get seed .
Katie Smith
01:14:28
Roland—that was amazing. I love your philosophy, art, and the work you are doing. Thanks for sharing!
guadalupe beanway
01:14:42
Learned so much. Thank you
Brenda MerrickHavlice
01:15:00
thank you!
Erica Iseminger
01:15:09
Thank you once again for an amazing talk
Tina Limpert
01:15:34
Thank you, Rowland. Thanks, too, Amy and Kathy, for adding color to our day.
Wearing Indigo-dyed handspun
01:15:35
Thank you!!!
Kat Palasi
01:15:35
thank you, Rowland! thank you, Kathy and Amy! I’m glad I stayed up for this...😊🌿
Barbara Ryan
01:15:37
Thank You Roland. I wish I could study with you and meet you at your farm. I can’t imagine this could happen but… I have been growing Persicaria for about 7 years. Very small scale here in Los Angeles near the ocean. My best to you, Barbara Ryan
Nancy Craft
01:15:43
Thank you!
Nadine İsmail
01:15:51
also please invite his wife for a lecture on weaving
Eloise Twilight
01:15:55
Amazing ~ thank you SO MUCH!
Betsy MacIsaac
01:15:56
great respect for the way you do your work. great presentation !
Ginnie Hebert
01:16:02
Wow! Just wow!
Georganne Alex
01:16:10
Thank you!
Diane Becker
01:16:25
another wonderful Friday
Katie Smith
01:16:36
ooohhh…sounds interesting!
Tamara Gassen
01:16:59
awesome presentation thank you Merry Christmas
Katie Smith
01:17:14
Happy Holidays everyone! Thanks Kathy and Amy!
Rani Olson
01:17:40
Thank you, this was wonderful!
Anita Fleming
01:17:41
Thank you for a wonderful presentation and for Feedback Friday for getting us through this incredibly difficult year
Annette McPhail
01:17:45
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Happy and Healthy New Year to all!
Samantha Melvin
01:17:58
This sounded amazing, I was only just able to jump on… will the recording be shared with everyone who signed up? I would love to watch it. I am sorry I missed what looked to be an incredible chat.
Virginia Jaquez
01:18:10
Happy Holidays to everyone!! Thanks, Amy and Kathy for your time and efforts!
Kristin Freeman
01:18:15
Thank you for a most informative, interesting and enlightening presentation
Shari Syrkett
01:18:23
This was so inspirational! Thank you all! Happy Holidays!
Kiyomi Yatsuhashi
01:18:29
Thank you so much for a wonderful inspiring presentation! Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Maegan Neubeck
01:18:34
thank you!! happy holidays!!
Trish Limbaugh
01:18:39
Thank you Kathy and Amy
czarina Lovo
01:18:39
Amazing Rowland! Thank you so much!!
Barbara Sopjes
01:18:44
Wonderful presentation! Thank you!!!
Denise Hixon
01:19:00
thank you! great talk!
Sue Gazell
01:19:14
thanks! can’t wait to watch uninterrupted!
Julie Rivera
01:19:24
Happy Holidays Amy and Kathy and all who work at BC. Look forward to Feedback Friday in 2021