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FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Sally Fox - Shared screen with speaker view
Jean Swanson
49:07
Beautiful and moving video, thank you!
Lorraine Nielsen
49:12
Wow!!! Powerful story! Thank you!
elaine KOSA (arts)
49:25
@kosa_arts
Kate Ellis
50:02
Great video! Is it by chance published anywhere (Vimeo, YouTube)?
Joan LeClair
50:20
Hi: Amazing video and wonderful work Sally! Question:
elaine KOSA (arts)
50:51
https://kosaarts.com
Georgiana McNamara
50:53
Incredible, would love to know if the video is published as well!
Joan LeClair
51:03
When all the mills closed how did you get your cotton spun? Thanks, Joan from Northwest British Columbia
Kathryn Kasimor
51:07
Where in the wild did the original colored cottons come from? CONABIO in Mexico just posted something on wild cottons.
Deb Reierson
51:07
Wow! Amazing video.
Kaye Crippen
52:39
great explanation
Laura Berkowitz Gilbert
55:03
Where is the ideal place to grow cotton?
Tacey Miller
55:31
Where is your cotton spun now? And woven now? I have noticed many partnerships with Japanese companies/ factories for weaving. How did those relationships come about? Was it an outgrowth of the Japanese emperor's costume creation?
Polly Furr
58:40
THANK YOU for your work, Sally!!!
Polly Furr
59:53
not at all. we all want to know everything about you and your work!
Suzanne Watzman
59:54
Wow, thanks for your persistence- amazing.
Jan Hubbard
59:58
This is fascinating.
Kaye Crippen
01:00:02
this is fascinating; enjoy hearing it from sally.
Tacey Miller
01:00:46
Yes. Thank you for all you have done and do all still! Amazing perseverance and tenacity.
leslie leonard
01:01:29
why did you have to move when the other farmer put their farm 2.9 miles from you. How could they be allowed to do that?
Kaye Crippen
01:01:50
i didn't get the name of the Japanese spinner Amada ___.
Jean Swanson
01:02:54
I have some of your socks and they are wonderful!
Stephanie Stimmler
01:02:55
I’m very familiar with your beautiful fabrics and collaboration with Fiber Shed. Have you ever grown organic linen or interested in growing linen? Also curious about your thoughts on organic cotton and hemp blends.
leslie leonard
01:03:34
FACINATING this makes me want to spin cotton although it is difficult for me
Kaye Crippen
01:03:47
What other countries are growing colored cottons currently? I know there was one in Australia in the 1990's, but unsure.
Elena Phipps
01:03:49
can you talk a bit about the origins of your colored cotton?
Polly Furr
01:03:53
Amazing to hear about the work of a few individuals not giving up! I really had no idea.
Kathryn Kasimor
01:06:49
Thank you, Sally, the origins is so interesting.
Monique Sidy
01:09:21
Wow just wow
Kaye Crippen
01:09:45
is there any sea island cotton being grown today? also do you have an opinion on growing pima cotton due to its high water usage? can you have pima colored naturally cotton?
Elena Phipps
01:10:21
does the soil where the cotton is grown have an impact on the color?
czarina lobo
01:10:46
So much food for thought. Thank you Sally
Kaye Crippen
01:11:39
i bought some 6 brown cotton balls that was spun at mill in guatemela in 1980's. it was shorter than Sally's fiber.
Deanna W-G
01:11:43
If someone is interested in reading more about this, what are some good books? Is “Empire of Cotton” (by Beckert) a good place to start?
Suzanne Watzman
01:12:14
Would love to know more about the African breeders who worked on rice/colored cotton- any books, places to research, etc?
Polly Furr
01:12:16
Sally, you are an earth treasure!
Katie Smith
01:12:22
Your instagram stories have been so amazing. I’m so impressed that you have been able to do and then share so much—the good, bad, ugly. Thank you!!
Lisa Milliman
01:14:29
What an amazing story of strength and perseverance when the cotton "establishment" had so much power to make things so difficult for you. Thank you for your dedication and vision to keep going when it seemed like the rest of the world was against you.
Rachel Kahn
01:15:17
Your core strength in persevering through the years in your devotion to developing and breeding your cotton is deeply inspiring.
Georgiana McNamara
01:15:37
Your perseverance is so inspiring Sally!!!
michael spurgeon
01:15:58
The cottons are great. I have some from almost 20 years age. What happens to all of the colored merino wool you raise? Is it able to be purchased?
Lisa Check--Flying Goat Farm
01:16:07
I still have some Fox Fiber spinning sliver from the 90's. It's so precious. I need to pull it out and spin it!!
Louise yale
01:16:19
Inspiring strength !!!
Suzanne Watzman
01:16:45
Inspiring- good thoughts for life.
Jeanne Hupprich
01:17:14
What an inspiration you are to all of us. You are a gift to the universe Thank you
elaine KOSA (arts)
01:17:39
Appreciate your awareness and passing on of the origins of enslaved Africans and natural color cottons
Lela Brown
01:17:53
I love your narrative connecting the colored cotton, it’s history, and the current white supremacist bias triggered by the beautiful colors. I love your Instagram writings and would love to read your book someday!
Louise yale
01:18:25
Check out her organic socks available on her web site. I have a few pair - nice !!
Ruth Crump
01:18:43
Soil remediation - yes!!
Margarida Vasconcelos
01:18:44
Wow, Sally, your strength, determination, perseverance is inspiring. Fascinating, inspiring work, thank you!
Lisa Check--Flying Goat Farm
01:19:04
Awesome!! Saving the world with colored cotton!
Elena Phipps
01:19:13
Terrific!
Jan Mostrom
01:19:44
Wouldn’t there be grants for growing cotton to restore soil? There should be!
Lynda Bass
01:20:12
Sally, was the selenium in the soil + the Coyote when you got that really red tinged fiber?
leslie leonard
01:20:12
It is fascinating how you mix your scientific knowledge with your cotton farmint
Amy DuFault
01:20:16
Support Sally here: https://www.vreseis.com/shop/donate-to-the-breeding-program-1
Anita Fleming
01:21:37
I love your socks!
Amy DuFault
01:21:41
Looks something like this: https://www.suttonag.com/steketee_finger_weeder.html
Amy DuFault
01:21:57
Sally’s socks rule
Katie Smith
01:22:14
Worth the wait Sally, you are always worth the wait!
Rachel Kahn
01:22:18
Such deep gratitude to you, Sally, for your research, perserverance, generosity and uplifting approach to living.
Tara Webb
01:22:35
So inspiring! Thank you!
Amy DuFault
01:23:15
Shop Sally’s fabrics on our site: https://botanicalcolors.com/?s=sally&post_type=product
Amy DuFault
01:24:47
Gordi Shirt: https://shop.kosaarts.com/product/gordi/1?cs=true&cst=custom
Georgiana McNamara
01:24:54
Beautiful!!!
Nadine Allan
01:25:31
Trying to buy sally’s socks but the website has an error
Kelly Bahash
01:25:35
Thank you for such a wonderful talk!
Susan Terrill
01:26:07
what is sally's website?
Amy DuFault
01:26:34
Sally’s site! https://www.vreseis.com/
Heidi Iverson
01:27:35
She has a kit that I wrote a pattern for too “the shadow Valley Cowl
Susan Selden
01:27:52
Old you
Amy DuFault
01:27:53
Awesome Heidi and of course!!! You do everything!
Helen Kennedy
01:28:04
Where is the donate button on Sally’s website
Kaye Crippen
01:28:15
is the back log related to the general supply chain issue.
Betsy MacIsaac
01:28:30
I recently ordered some beautiful yarn and it came quite promptly!
Eileen Adler
01:28:35
So interesting. Can't wait to buy Sally's yarn!
Lisa Check--Flying Goat Farm
01:28:43
Thank you so much!!
Amy DuFault
01:28:53
PERSEVERANCE
Amy DuFault
01:29:00
DON’T GIVE UP
Joan LeClair
01:29:06
Thank you so much!!!!
Tara Webb
01:29:16
Beautiful work! Thank you Kathy and Amy as well!
ROSA CHANG
01:29:33
Thank you 🙏🏼
Amy DuFault
01:30:56
Here’s last week’s video with a link to still shop and support: https://botanicalcolors.com/2021/07/09/video-from-live-feedback-friday-threads-of-life/
Polly Furr
01:31:54
Thank you Kathy and Amy, for bringing all this to us.
Amy DuFault
01:32:01
xoxoxoxoxo
Malú Colorín
01:32:11
Claire’s book got me started with natural dyeing!
Suzanne Watzman
01:32:30
Thanks for this presentation!
K Schneider
01:32:40
Very inspirational . amazing
Rachel Kahn
01:32:47
Thank you Kathy & Amy! FeedbackFriday is fabulous!
Sally Fox
01:32:48
Black Rice
Morgan Vargas
01:32:49
Thank you!
Cindy Pierce
01:33:15
Thank you all for everything you do! Sally you are a inspiration. Amy and Kathy thank you for providing us with this chance to learn and share so much.
Jean Swanson
01:33:16
Thank you!
Tamara Gassen
01:33:24
thank you so awesome
Kaye Crippen
01:33:29
I just found your group last week, and knew both William & jean from Bali and am so impressed with your Feedback Friday events.
Amy DuFault
01:35:16
Put questions in chat!!!
Amy DuFault
01:35:32
Suzanne ask here!
Amy DuFault
01:35:37
Jeanne ask here!
Susan Terrill
01:35:58
my seeds did not come up. too much rain and not enough sun here in St. Lois this spring.
Suzanne Watzman
01:36:12
I am working on the water process to extract color. I tested the ph content, added lime, is it possible to have a ph too high?
Susan Terrill
01:36:20
St. Louis
leslie leonard
01:36:23
could you give us an idea of how much water to give indigo
Stephanie Stimmler
01:36:50
What is the best climate for the Blue Light Junction seeds? I live along the coast of northern CA (SF Bay Area). I bought the seeds and would like to know the best time of year to plant…or if I will need a greenhouse?
Cindy Pierce
01:38:25
Newbe here. I need to wait till after the plant goes to seed to harvest correct?
Kathy Lambert
01:38:30
I planted dozens of seeds in peat pots, but not a single one came up. ? Too much water? Too hot? So sad.
elaine KOSA (arts)
01:38:37
can you show at what point of plant you start to harvest so as to maintain new growth?
Kiyomi Yatsuhashi
01:39:41
Also wondering the best time to plant the seeds I bought. Is it ok or too late to plant them here in Massachusetts. Will they be good next year?
Stephanie Stimmler
01:39:44
Also, do you recommend planting the seed in a small pot to grow for the first few weeks/months, then planting in the garden? I’d love to know your process.
Margarida Vasconcelos
01:39:53
What can you instead of lime, wood-ash, oyster shells, is there anything else? Thank you
Vicki Winters
01:40:20
@Stephanie - I’m growing Blue Light in Santa Cruz. I just transplanted seedlings. In the SF/Monterey Bay Area we often have a long delay of maximum - meaning the hottest temps are often in September-October several months after the longest day, you probably still have time
Suzanne Watzman
01:40:25
Will seeds from BLIndigo last until next year?
Kathy Lambert
01:40:49
Thank you so much for the fantastic show. Gotta go, but will see you again next week!!
Suzanne Watzman
01:41:41
I have small amounts of indigo leaves drying- how is best to process them?
janet Shaw
01:42:22
Do you harvest before or after the plant flowers
Cindy Pierce
01:43:02
I noticed after I mulched they shot up so that might help.
HIlary Baker
01:45:27
How many times in the season do you harvest the same plant?
Helen Kennedy
01:48:29
It’s a crazy year. I’m having to water more this year in Portland
Cindy Pierce
01:49:39
How much of a plants leaves can you harvest with out hurting it?
Cindy Pierce
01:51:26
dye
Amy DuFault
01:54:51
Elaine this answers your question right?
Suzanne Watzman
01:56:50
If you plant now in MA, you will get a harvest!
Kaye Crippen
01:57:07
what about coast southern California just north of san diego county. we have 70's in daytime and generally near ocean lots of mist. will indigo work here I think? I would like to grow it this year.
Cindy Pierce
01:57:11
Yes Amy thank you.
Kiyomi Yatsuhashi
01:57:13
Great! Thanks for your advice!
janet Shaw
01:57:33
I harvested and put stems in water and they have sprouted.Okay to plant?
Suzanne Watzman
02:00:19
Rabbits will eat anything small and sweet- at least in Cambridge MA
Kiyomi Yatsuhashi
02:02:09
When putting the seeds directly into the soil outside, do you have recommendations for preparing the soil?
Susan Terrill
02:02:18
from Susan Terrill. I also live in St. Louis, Mo.I planted my indigo seeds directly in the ground in the spring, but they did not germinate,
ROSA CHANG
02:04:59
Indigoshademap.org
Vicki Winters
02:05:30
I think the indigo seeds need fairly warm soil temps. I have had best luck with germination using a seedling warming mat.
Stephany Anderson
02:07:17
I soak my seeds over nite before planting
HIlary Baker
02:07:56
I loved the drawings of the indigo growing process, the’re wonderful. Very happy to hear Botanical Colors will publish them.
Anita Fleming
02:08:17
I had good luck with germination after soaking seeds overnight also
Terri Barnard
02:09:27
where do I find instructions to take the water-extracted dye through next process to making into dye? I'm planning to try drying them this year, so need procedures on how to do that too
Cindy Pierce
02:14:59
Dose anyone use wormcast for compost? I am thinking of trying it.
Terri Barnard
02:19:15
clarification: how do I make the paste?
Terri Barnard
02:20:27
yes that is what I want to know, but don't have written instructions or tutorial to follow
Kate Ellis
02:21:18
Brit Boles has a great FB group “Indigo Extraction..”
Terri Barnard
02:21:21
what is the source of instructions?
Suzanne Watzman
02:22:06
There is a video on youtube- from leaves to dye…something like that.
Vicki Winters
02:23:45
But how do you use 1-2-3 with paste? What are the proportions?
Kate Ellis
02:23:51
https://www.facebook.com/groups/indigopigmentextractionmethods/
Amy DuFault
02:24:32
Thanks Kate! Britt will be here next week!
Amy DuFault
02:24:50
From indigo pigment extractions
Kate Ellis
02:25:31
@Amy Great!!
Amy DuFault
02:26:17
https://botanicalcolors.com/indigo-instructions/
ROSA CHANG
02:27:08
https://www.indigoshademap.org/about-contact
ROSA CHANG
02:27:11
Thank you!
Stephanie Stimmler
02:28:52
Thank you Kenya and Rosa!
Cindy Pierce
02:28:52
Thank you for all of your help.
Kiyomi Yatsuhashi
02:29:18
Thank you for this extra FF talk! Very helpful info and inspiring work Kenya & Rosa!