FEEDBACK FRIDAY: The Botanical Reclamation Project - Shared screen with speaker view
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such beautiful work!
Do you also remove plants that are not natural to the area? Do you have people that also contribute to your project?
I love all the flag meanings and how they fit in with your project!
Will you make a herbarium, a dried plant record of the place?
Thank you so much!! Inspiring!!
Hello from Suffolk, UK. An inspirational presentation. Do you take your project Artist in Residency work into local schools and encourage children to become involved?
what a wonderful way to start FF with live music and dancers!
Are your flags made using the bojagi quilt technique?
Such a beautiful and poetic presentation, Anita! You said your art practice is “sort of new.” Can you tell a bit about your history? Thank you very much for sharing.
Is your project sponsored from the Canada Council or other government agency?
Thank you - I also love your flag creations and what they represent. Your work is wonderful and inspiring - your duet was fab also!
What kind of feedback are you getting from the community and town officials on your reclamation projects?
This was just profoundly beautiful, thank you!
Bojagi does not have a back
Such a lovely and peaceful way to bring all the intensity of these natural dyeing sessions to a close!
I notice a loom in the background. Do you dye your woven fabrics?
there is a great book that was published on the method a couple of years ago.
Whose work with plants or dyes is inspiring you right now?
Such great documentation and writing about the work. Your art training is showing well!
Many ways to find Anita and follow her work:ART:anitacazzola.comdyeplantsincuriousspaces.com (online archive for the Botanical Reclamation Project, links, signup for mailing list, etc)@neatcazzolaMENDING:email@example.com MUSIC:thelifersmusic.com@thelifers
And for Sam, samsonwrote.com / @samsonwrote
Such a wonderful project, thank you so much for sharing. When you say “reclamation”, Anita, do you mean anything other than leave it alone?
You talked about the Willow and what happend to it. I work with the Willow too, I have the feeling that the tannins haven an effect on the fibers
Often reclamation in a more active way, means removing invasive species, and planting “pioneer” species to repopulate the land.
do you do online classes?
Do you plant the plants or are they wild?
This idea reminds me of the book Rambunctious Garden by Emma Marris
More about the oxidation of the colors
Yes I am not sure but I notice darkening but also a bit of adding stifness
Maybe the interaction of the exposure to sun. Similar to the darkening of un ripe persimmon dyeing
Yes Heidi, and like the mud silk
Willow is acidic. Source of natural aspirin
Yes I know, but I think the tannins is the thing that hardens the fibers
Iron and tannins also darken as they sit and cool
Was the darkening permanent after you finished and dried the textile?
ow, yes, the willow gives a great grey
Any data on light fastness or holding color over time?
It’s like the dye is a living being
no, I know it gets more brown
Speaking of sumac as a tannin. Are you using it in place of say gall nut? and How do you gauge how much you use?
Marijke, I am especially enchanted by mud silk. Can I email you separately about this? Thank you! firstname.lastname@example.org
Kakashibu also is a brown that darkens over time
Have you then used Rhubarb as an experiment as well?
I will focus on this part in the citizen science project of the Textielmuseum in the Netherlands!
rhubarb leaves work well as a mordant
Rhubarb leaf and horsetail
Michel Garcia has been working in this area.
M. Garcia worked with the mirobalan nuts
We used only that in India for all our clothes and yes used for scour
Soapwort has saponin in it, but I guess you would need a higher concentration
M. Garcia also worked with symplocos
Elisa Kessler caporale
Is soap wort Bouncing Bet
yes he did indeed! thank you, If I am a bit futher I can ask him more, or even visit him. that would be amazing
Thank you very much, Anita, for sharing “some” of the million things. We look forward to seeing more of your terrific art practice.
Anita, Thank you. Brilliant talk. I look forward to following your work. Thanks so much, Amy and Brece.
Love that Anita!
Exactly! Geocaching is the exact concept but for the earth in a textile art way!
but it would be a great funding question! making that map!
There’s a roadside hypericum that makes a good yellow
Thank you Amy and Brece, and thanks for the banjos and singers
Thank you Anita.
Thank you—very lovely talk1. Appreciate the care…
Thank you for great presentation!
That was really fun Anita, thank you so much. Amy and Brece - I'm always looking forward to Friday mornings for you
Thank you so much Anita, Amy and Brece :)
Thank you so much Anita..regeneration and making things work with what is already around us so uplifting and positive!
wonderful thank you!
Thank you so much, wonderful presentation.
Thank you!!! Beautiful work and idea 😍
Madeleine, I saw this post in Instagram! Very informative. Thank you.
a simmering boil ….
Lol. Good description!!!
I’m glad I know now who I’m following on coldndeadly. Sounds like you’re very clear on the science. Great for me :-)
thank you everyone!
lovely Madeleine! like the map we should combine our research on local an science
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