FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Weaver + Natural Dyer + Author Catharine Ellis - Shared screen with speaker view
Amy is the best. xD
Happy Friday! Greetings from Toronto!
Good evening from London
Hello from Thunder Bay!
Hello from Manila..=) its midnight here…=)
Hello from Singapore! :)
Have you discovered why some indigo fades so dramatically along the fold?
Thanks so much y’all!
Does passion vine provide a color?
Where can one get the drying racks?
Thank you for the weld seeds (back from the workshop in Florida) The plants that came up are thriving, and I just harvested a 5 gal bucket full of dried paint materials. :-) Looking forward to dye some fabric soon.Is it bad to dry weld in the sun?
Chalk. What form from where?
The garden series is SO gorgeous!!
can you tell us a little more about your weaving process?
what kind of grinder are you using?
Do you use Passion flowers to dye?
Will you write a book about gardening for dyers, please?
Like you I’m frequently traveling so I’ve also loved being home and seeing my garden in all its phases. Thank you!
Catharine, I use your recommend tannin mordant method from the book. I noticed that Jenny Dean seems to wait longer before “reloading” her tannin vats — is there a reason to add tannin immediately to refresh, or just wait until the tannin bath doesn’t leave a pale tone?
Is all chalk made equal? Ie: Is calcium carbonate from sea shells the same as blackboard chalk? AND at which point in the dye process do you add the chalk?
What is the best way to colorfast natural dyes?
Your indigo vats seem to be alkaline; what about wool and silk?
Debra A Jircik
Did you do your recent indigo test samples on multiple fibers?
I would love to try to make paper from the discarded weld stalks….have you any experience dying natural fibers for papermaking?
What a privilege to be able to hear from you - thank you so very much.
Thank you Catherine—SO interesting. Any ‘best’ yellow plant dyes lightfast for hands-on cotton thread?
do you use the whole flower or pick off the petals - i.e.marigolds, etc.
What’s the best cotton fabric to use and do you have a source? I’ve use PFD in the past. Or is an organic cotton better?
There is suggestion about leaving dyed fabric in the dye bath overnight for deeper colour. Will that cause un-evenness being un-touched for hours?
Incredible presentation - my mind is blown! Can sodium bicarb (plain old baking soda)be subbed for chalk?
Have you noticed a significant difference between using fresh flowers and flowers that have been picked fresh then immediately frozen?
Trying an indigo vat for the 1st time with madder root, it has been simmering since yesterday afternoon, still looks milky when stirred. is this normal? I am using stony creek pigment and lime, it also has the good copper/brown color.
the dried weld stock make good pins for weaving
Do you lime your madder bed? I have read madder grown in limey soil is red-er.
I am dying kozo in the pulp with natural dyes. would love to discuss with other papermakers
thank you Kathy and Catherine it was a privilege to attend!
i only have access to alum (potassium aluminum sulfate) here in switzerland, not aluminum acetate. so i have to use a tannin first, right? what tannin would you recommend if i want to gather it myself (or use food waste)… pomegranate?
Lala de Dios
Catharine it is a privilege to learn from you in this company!!. We will never thank you enough! Thanks to Kathy for organizing!
I’ve only been working in natural dyes for about the last year, but I am an herbalist and I’ve been growing medicinals for many years. It has been fascinating to see how the majority of the dye plants are also medicinal plants. So interesting that the baical skullcap was used for dye as well. You are such a wealth of information - so inspiring. Thank you.
typo, the dried weld stalks are hollow and make good weaving pirns or bobbins
So clear and knowledgeable! Thank you Catherine, and thank you Kathy and Amy for organizing and hosting!
Catharine, thank you for a wonderful presentation! can you share the link for the conference in Japan by email after our gathering?
Thank you very much for your answer about concentrated dyes.
I’ve dyed with passion flower from my garden and it creates a beautiful electric yellow.
Terri Van Sleuwen
Thank you Catherine so wonderful to hear from you again! Your workshop with Maiwa and with Joy a couple years ago was amazing. take care
This has been just so inspiring and amazing. Thank you all so much!
Please can you tell us when you will publish your results of dye and contact printing?
amazon had the herb dryers, that is where I bought mine, the side walls are great for my windy weather
czarina den ouden lobo
Lee Valley in Canada has best herb dryers
Thank you!! great live feedback friday!
ps Thank you so much for this talk and your book!
So many different opinions about using soy milk to mordant (yes, I know it’s a binder)… do you ever use soy milk for cellulose? Thank you!
thank you so much!!! how do we reach out to her for seeds? is the process of using dried weld described in her book?
John Marshall just announced his new online class for soy milk use
You are the best teacher ever!
Thank you, Catherine.
Yes more time please :)
thank you so much Amy,Kathy & Catherine,Happy Weekend!💙
And thank you, Kathy.
Thank you so much!! This was amazing!!
Thank you so much! Inspirational and informative.
wonderfully inspiring! so much to know... so much to think about
Truly wonderful - most meaningful part of my week - thank you to the wonderful organisers as well. Much gratitude!
This was awesome!!! Thank you so much!!!
Please remember to share the resource for the fabric you talked about at the beginning. Thanks
thank you !
Thank you Catharine! I love hearing about your research process!
Thank you so much. This has been wonderful!
Thank you Catharine!
Thank you so much Catherine, Amy and Kathy!
thank you so so much Catherine, Kathy and Amy!!
Thank you so much! This was so informative and there is so many new experiments that Catharine has just spurred.
thank you so much to Catharine for your generosity in sharing so much wonderful info!
thank you. your powerpoint was amazing. I loved all the photos. excellent teaching resource. Will you be sharing the powerpoint? I would love to reference it.
Thank you so much
A longer symposium that we pay for would be great!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
THANK YOU SO SO MUCH Catharine!!! I can’t believe that I was able to be in the same “cyber space” as you!! Thank you for sharing so much wisdom and love on natural dyeing! Thank you Cathy and Amy!!!! Sorry gotta run to another meeting!
Wonderful, thanks so much!
Thank you so much. How can we reach the recorded talk?
Thank you so much, Catherine!
Thank you all so much
thank you very much! wonderfull presentation!
Thank you - this was an AMAZING talk, Catharine!!!
thank you catharine! appreciate everything you share with all of us.
Thank you all so much! Look forward to Fridays.
Thank you, so wonderful!
thank you catharie, Kathy & Amy!!
Thank you from Chicago!!
Wonderful - Thank you!!
Thank you very much!!!
I really enjoyed. Thank you!!!
Have the book and LOVE IT
Thank you everyone!!!!
Many many thanks . Fantastic food for thought . Now I need to get busy
It’s an amazing book, bravo!
thank you from France
Thank you soooo much!!!!
What a wonderful teacher….THANK YOU!
It is a dyers bible!!!
Brilliant book !
Thank you all!! That was wonderful!!!!
Thank you so so much!
Hi - Virginia from AZ and South Lake Tahoe (now) I wish we had come all the way to your house rather than just meeting for lunch that time - was that just last year?. Now I really want to see your garden.
Debra A Jircik
thank you Catherine, Amy and Kathy!
bthank you!,, great talk! I love your book!
thanks much to Cathy and Amy, too!
Loved “meeting” Catherine!!! Thank you to Botanical Colors. The book is my Bible.
The book is my bible (sorry if that’s blaspheming ;-)
The book is THE BEST!
Thank you! Such a pleasure!!
Thank you so much! I’m very excited to know more about the woven shibori from the mill in NC, since I’m in NC.
Thanks a LOT from Stockholm, Sweden
Thanks for showing your work. It is awesome!
Elaine -Kosa Arts
so inspiring!!! can
thank you alll so much LOVE this format
I LOVE the book!!!!! and I too have lots of post it notes on mine hahaha
I’m curious what Kathy’s other go-to book is!
Thank you Catharine - great talk and insights. Thank you Kathy and Amy for these Feedback Friday’s and keeping the community together.
We are so grateful to you, Catharine, for this amazing talk—thank you from Walla Walla, Washington!
Thank you so much for sharing! You are an inspiration. 🌿
Turkey Red? Any body?
HUGE thank you!!!!! :)
Catherine, thank you so much! It was an honour to hear from you today and “The Art and Science of Natural Dyes” has been the most valuable resource for me as a textile student. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Thank you so much. I use your book daily. Just this week I've started experimenting with chalk. You answered all the questions I didn't know how to articulate. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Lala de Dios
A huge thank to everybody involved in the organization!
Thank you thank you from Bellingham Washington. and Botanical Colors--such an inspiration and fantastic resource; always learn so much.
Thank you for this! I have Catherine’s book but haven’t yet given myself the time to really Read it. Looking forward to that!
Thank you Catharine! Beautiful and interesting presentation - loved it!
please add me to the invite list
Many thanks for a great session, from Wales UK
Thank you !
thank you 🍃
and thank you Kathy and Amy
thank you all!!
Thank you and see you next week!
Thank you Amy!
Thanks from Pune, Maharashtra, India!
Lala de Dios
Love to everybody from Madrid, Spain!
you are rock stars
Thank you Kathy and Amy!!
Great presentation again!
you all are da best
Thanks everyone…class act!
Thank you from France Angers
thanks Amy and Kathy and Cathy