RSVP: LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY Water Madders w/Jamie Bourgeois & Madeleine McGarrity - Shared screen with speaker view
-- Are you printing your mordant? or printing the dye?
Jamie how to you stay safe when working with toxic water?
What tools would you both suggest to have to start performing tests with my own local waters?
Jamie - curious if you tested the water AFTER dyeing
a lot of Fibershed in Cal is burning. please keep in mind
Um--dehumidifiers in Florida--every home has one!
in AZ we collect rain water or use solar to distill water
Kathy - remember the dye class in Cordova, AK (FisherFolk) and your madder results? Have you seen similar results since then?
So fascinating! Love that you are both so conscious of interconnectedness of these processes and the environment.
recommendations for collecting rain water?
Madeleine- I’m really impressed by the strong white in your unmordanted areas. I saw on your instagram you do finishing baths to remove some of the pink from those areas. What method is that?
How does your scientific approach influence your art?
Do you add the mordant together with the dye when you print???
Fascinating both presentations :) Water usage is something that I am really concerned about. Any tips on reducing the amount of water on scouring, mordanting and then dyeing? Do you exhausted mordants? What is the best way to dispose it?
that question from ann Loescher
Typically we are taught that a more alkaline dye bath is good for deep red madder but am I reading correctly that both your results are showing the opposite? Have you had similar results on wool?
time of day can influence tap water along with seasonality
I’m looking for the presenters instagram handles by name….can you direct me. Doesn’t show up with a search. Thank you.
I think the approach of making differences tangible in this way is impactful—brilliant. As far as the madder itself, it could be interesting to use two sources (zero batches per test) at least a few times so as to speak to the question of what the madder itself contributes. in addition, have you thought about trying to quantify your differences in a way that would let you use clustering techniques and such? I wonder if a color analyzer program could be interesting. (you can probably tell I’m a science nerd :-)) THANKS!
There is an organization in Tucson-- The Center for Biological Diversity --and their focus is to protect the environment. They recently sued Formosa Plastics to delay construction of the plant that Jamie mentioned (which Formosa agreed to do on July 24th). The organization also keeps tabs on all of the destructive polices the Trump administration is trying to push through behind the scenes. You can sign up on their website to receive news about their efforts-- biologicaldiversity.org. They also provide pre-written letters & petitions that you can add your name to & with one click it gets sent to whoever they are pursuing or planning to sue. It's an easy way to embrace activism & keep informed of the harmful things businesses & our government are trying to do to the planet!
Jamie - post dye water question more curious if madder or dyeing process affected pollution levels
Is there any ideal ph for madder? 5?
Jamie--the Louisiana governor just signed executive orders to aggressively address carbon emissions in the state. Do you have hope that he is also planning to address the Cancer Alley pollution issues?
Re madder on cotton: have you read the literature on historic recipes for 'turkey red'? Traditionally there are other additives used -- fats/oils-- that help achieve bright reds.
Are you both leaving the ground madder in the dye bath with the fibers?
The issue with Cancer Alley is called Environmental Racism and it happens all over the country, whether it’s in my Harlem community in New York with the installation of bus depots to so many other locations whether processing plants, pig farms, etc. are located. Thank you so much for highlighting Cancer Alley.
i have had similar experiences with cochineal.
Can someone post the page to follow Sally Fox right now? I can't seem to find anything about what's going on there right now - thanks
what are your backgrounds? science, art, both?
Thank you, I will start exhausted mordants and will keep dye baths in jars :)
You can follow Sally Fox on Instagram at @vreseis
Thank you so much for your presentations - they are very educative and inspriational :D
On other zooms I've been on the chat doesn't usually show up on a recording.
sally on IG to see her fire experience
I don't have Instagram - only fb or blogs if she is posting there.
Thanks so much! I learned so much today. Have a great weekend everyone.
Any tips for clearing a madder dye bath?
What are your IG pages?
Thank you for this information. I am happy to see focus on Cancer Alley and environmental racism issues. My background is in cancer diagnostics and I am a natural dyer as well. The intersection of these ideas are so relevant.
Jamie, can you talk more about the relationships you’ve developed with the scientific community through this?
AMAZING! Such great presentations/data shared! Thank you again Kathy and Amy for this. Lunch break over……xo
thanks for an interesting and thought-provoking presentation. makes me want to check out my river, the Rio Grande.
Jaimie-- do you see an application of your studies as a method of actually taking the pollution OUT of the water? You have talked about detecting it but are you thinking there be some future potential for reducing the pollutants and removing them from the water?
Thanks for a fascinating time! Horrified by what is happening in the Mississippi area, hope you can get it under control. great to see what you are doing, yes Liles is brilliant on advice and chemical knowledge. In the UK you can ask the water board for a report that tells you what chemicals should be found in the water and what percentages - it's a good starting point for us. (no guarrantee that other polutants aren't in there too from industry) Cheers deb
thanks from Peru ♡
Terri Van Sleuwen
excellent presentation! thanks everyone!
that was truly amazing! Thank you!
fabulous experience being with you
This was really amazing, thank you both
Thank you SO MUCH
Thank you so much. Will check out my rainwater vs tap water. Have already found that you can heat a madder bath to a much higher temperature than normally advised. This was also from a medieval recipe. I got a deeper colour on wool the longer the material was dyed for which leads me to believe that madder releases more colour over time. Great presentation. Thank you
Brilliant work Jamie and Madeline! Thank you so much for your generosity in sharing your research and processes!
Thank you from the Basque Country , amazing listening to you.
Thanks for such an informative session
amazing and wonderful. Thank you again. Kathy
fascinating stuff! Lots to take away and think about on so many levels. Keep up the good work ladies! love from the UK x
Thank you for sharing! So much interesting research!
So much new information, thank you from Maine!
so interesting! thank you so much for all the information and food for thought. Great presentation. and thank you Kathy & Amy for keeping us all connected.
Thank you for such an amazing talk, especially as I live on a tiny Aegean island with almost no water…am really interested in the solar powered water ‘purifier’ Well done ladies!
Thank you so much, absolutely fascinating
thank you great episode
Thank you!! very inspiring and educational!!
Thank you so much very inspiring! Are Jamie and Madeleine on IG?