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FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Grow Your Own Dye Plants! - Shared screen with speaker view
michael spurgeon
24:36
Morning everyone greetings from San Francisco
Neva Knott
24:47
@ Christal Springer, where do you teach? I have a project I’d like to coordinate with a college.
Julia Downs
24:50
is this recorded to hear again later?
Katie Smith
25:04
Kathy just said that “she has been stuck in this corner for a year now”—hahaha. Yep, exactly how I feel!
Joan Harrison
25:07
Christal, what university are you at?
Tina Pereira
25:13
greetings from Bermuda! grabbed my dad to join!!
Jennifer Jansen
25:17
Hey there! Good morning, and good evening from here in The Netherlands!
Rachel Wolstenholme
25:33
Hi everyone,
Maya Valladares
25:36
Hi from NYC (I work at the New School)
Pattie Ingenbrandt
25:37
Hello everyone! I'm Milisa's mom joining today.
Kristin Freeman
25:43
Hello from sunny Missoula, Montana
Gabriela Nirino
25:45
Hi from Seattle
Cameron Weber
25:49
Hello from New Mexico!
Christal Springer
25:50
I work at the University of Pennsylvania in the Fisher Fine Arts Library - Materials Collection
Danila Rumold
25:51
Good morning Ladies from Albuquerque, NM
Rachel Wolstenholme
25:52
Hi everyone, greetings from Spain
Joan Harrison
26:02
LOVE uPenn!!!
Maya Valladares
26:07
Don’t be nervous it’s going to be great!
Lisa Rose
26:15
Hi from Taos New Mexico!
Patricia Vinson
26:28
Greetings from Detroit!
Elizabeth Assink
26:30
Hi Mummy! I see you!
Tina Limpert
26:37
Hello from Syracuse, NY!
Laurie Clark
26:43
Hello Kathy from the forest in North Bend where you and I hunted for boletes here
Natalia Woodward
26:50
Hello from Tarrytown, NY
Emily Dunn
26:52
Hello from Western Mass
Anete Karlsone
26:54
Hi, Everybody from Latvia!
Joan Harrison
26:55
Greetings from Ottawa (Ontario)!
Victoria Cable
26:59
Hello from Port Jervis NY
Lisa Hand
27:00
Hi from sunny snowy Rochester, NY
Cecile Lewis
27:00
Hello from Minnesota!
Stefanie Zito
27:01
This is my very first one. Just found out about it and so excited! Hello from Pittsburgh, PA
sharon donnan
27:04
Acadiana Fiberhed Field to Fashion in Acadiana here today!!!
Joan Harrison
27:07
Tarrytown!!! I used to teach there!
jenn from seattle
27:08
I also admit to not being bothered by quarantine — i have gone to so many amazing zoom things all over the world. its given me access to things I could never attend in person—archeology talks, silent reading groups, mending classes.....
Lizz Aston
27:11
I’ve been to almost every single one!
Laurie Matthews
27:15
Love everyone’s humor and reflections this morning. I love my work, but am struggling with motivation right no!
Liz Wichman
27:24
Hi from Deep River, Ontario
Roxanne Brown
27:24
Greetings from Atlanta, GA!
Joan Harrison
27:43
I am a cellist….ZOOM is turning me into a fibre artist!
laur knop
27:44
Hello from Berlin :))
Diane Becker
27:46
saluti from Florence. where it’s irreversibly spring
Grace Wittig
27:48
Hi from north of Toronto, Ontario, … brr cold
Joan Harrison
27:57
Hi Grace!!
Sharon Barnes
27:57
Here from Kansas (and taking an early lunch hour to catch this one}!
Teresa Heady
28:13
Hello from London from a native Oregonian who misses Seattle!
Cynthia Harris
28:22
hello from Ann Arbor, Michigan
Doreen Barnaville
28:22
Hello from Wales, UK
Bonnie Adie
28:39
Good Morning from Vancouver BC
Debbie Mitchener
28:44
Hi everyone Debbie from London UK
Tessa Grundon
28:44
Here from NYC (but a London girl!)
Elizabeth Assink
28:53
Mum you need to mute!
Karen Engelbretson
29:00
Hello from Minnesota
Natalia Woodward
29:10
Awesome song!
Kait Hilliard
29:11
Hello from Woodland Hills, CA
caroline martin
29:22
Happy Friday from Dublin, Ireland!
Kate Formichella
29:26
good Afternoon to everyone from Cape Cod❤️
Linda Brewer
29:28
Got mine yesterday!
Danis Morgan
29:35
good morning from Bainbridge Island WA!
Sophie Bertolotti
29:37
Hello from Burgundy, France, evening here
Norma Nuñez-Langlois
30:00
Greetings from the Hudson Valley!
lisa stankus
30:00
congrats to 45 !!
Amy DuFault
30:27
HI EVERYBODY!!!!!!
Ildiko Polyak
30:35
So good to be here! Really part of my routine.
Lisa Hand
30:59
: )
Robin Hamlin
30:59
Hi from Santa Barbara, CA!
Munira Amin
31:02
Hello from Toronto!
Anna Smirnova
31:33
Hello from London UK
Sara Meinecke
31:42
Hello from Chile! So happy to be here, it's always a highlight of my week when I can make it
France Poliquin
31:55
Allo from Vankleek Hill ON Canada.
Suzanne Watzman
32:27
Hello from Cambridge MA USA!
Michele OReilly
32:29
Hello from Villa Park IL outside of Chicago
Hope Leeson
32:38
Hello Amy and Kathy! I am so glad I can join you today. I have really been enjoying your video recordings of past Fridays. I have learned so much! Thank you!
Janet Barbieri
33:00
Hello from Laguna Beach. Fridays Happy Time. Thank You for your generosity!
Nancy Moore
33:16
I want to grow in containers so could you please address this.
Ildiko Polyak
33:38
So do I. Containers/pots
Jo Tipton
33:39
hello from Anderson, Indiana
Amy Oliveira
33:49
Yay, you’re in MA?? Let’s be dye friends!
Amy DuFault
34:00
Yes!!!
Alison Judd
34:13
I am in MA too!
Amy DuFault
34:44
Join my Southeastern New England Fibershed!!!
Maya Valladares
35:11
I’ll be planting these in Sunderland (western mass) if anyone wants to start a check in group about the weather/growing patterns there. :)
Michele OReilly
35:27
Moving to new area - Outer Banks NC. Please suggest what is good to grow in sandy soil. I can add organics to the ground but it is basically sandy
Lisa Rose
36:16
The outer banks is such a wonderful and magical place….good for you!
Amy Oliveira
36:31
Will do, also, I want a t-shirt that says “Informal, but informative”
lisa stankus
36:40
yay! just joined SE NE fibershed
Emily Dunn
36:52
Maya Valladdares I am here in Southampton Ma!
Lisa Rose
37:10
do you use coreopsis other than tinctoria for dyeing?
czarina den ouden lobo
38:00
Loving Milisa's energy. Hard to not get off the chair and get going with the seeding right now.
Amy DuFault
38:21
Milisa is the best.
Maya Valladares
38:40
Agreed on Milisa’s awesome energy.Yea Emily Dunn! Let’s check in via email once we plant?
Emily Dunn
39:03
Yes!
Danila Rumold
39:29
how do you prepare the soil?
Kate Ellis
39:39
??? I have a lot of seeds to start early, and not many south facing windows. I’m thinking of either getting a temporary mini green house (one you can set up in the spring and then put away) or covering one of my raised bed into a mini hoop house. Does anyone have experience with these?
Kate Tatum
39:39
is there a seed identification app?
Carol Lewis
39:42
What is hardening off?
Suzanne Watzman
39:44
Where is a good place to buy seeds?
Norman Petruccelli
39:44
What did she call the concept of not weeding the ground before planting?
Sara Goodman
39:46
what dye plants to you grow?
tacey miller
39:53
My indigo seeds were super leggy last year. What causes that? They never made it outside.
Norma Nuñez-Langlois
39:58
I would some information on growing hopi black sunflowers?
Rachel Barclay
40:04
what are easy best color flowers for Northeast?
Susan Besson
40:05
pls review a few great starter plants - both for direct seed and seeding indoors
Helen Kennedy
40:05
protect against squirrels and birds. bird net is essential
Lisa P
40:06
what is the best thing to grow in containers, for city-dwellers?
Pamela Feldman
40:13
Melissa what are you planting this spring? Do you have pictures of your dye garden?
Marion Ennis
40:14
Are any of these dye plants INVASIVE?
czarina den ouden lobo
40:15
What's your favourite soil recipe for seed starting indoors?
France Poliquin
40:17
I’m in zone 3 is there indigo seeds adapted for this zone?
Lisa Rose
40:20
thats called ‘no till”
Janet Barbieri
40:22
I’m in SoCal Coastal how about Weld can I directly ?
Kirsten Miller
40:28
I live in an apartment and can only do potted plants. do you have suggestion for best dye plants to grow?
Jeanne Hupprich
40:32
can I grow indigo on Martha’s Vineyard? How long until harvest?
Tuija Hansen
40:35
I live in a zone 3 growing area, short season! I had great success transplanting coreopsis plants last year, but am keen to try direct-seeding them, how cold/warm does it have to be outside for the seeds to germinate?
Marjorie Goodwin
40:35
But Los Angeles has lots of critters
Deb Black
40:38
Can you talk about growing indigo in Seattle? I already have my seeds from just down the road.
Danila Rumold
40:48
How do you find what zone you live in? Farmer’s Almanac?
Cydni Carter
40:50
what are the best direct seed plants? I can’t start my garden until may!
Robin Hamlin
40:54
What do you use for bug control outdoors?
Blythe Barbo
40:56
Seeds that need cold stratification?
tacey miller
40:56
Also, should you soak indigo seeds prior to planting? Do they need to sprout before planting in the seed planters?
Kate Tatum
41:10
how long can I store seeds provided they are in a cool dark place
Faith Hagenhofer
41:10
I was very successful in mowing my beds, mulching with newspaper and adding ccompost. regenerative on a small scale. I love using the big salad boxes for starters.
Kate Ellis
41:11
YESA
Debra A Jircik
41:14
Do you have recommendations about growing madder in a container? I live in zone 3b and I know it will freeze out here. Any experience in trying to grow madder roots in containers?
Julia Downs
41:15
what is difference between dyers chamomile and regular chamomike
jenn from seattle
41:22
???im interested in growing indigo. do indigo seeds last—my seeds are from last year? does soaking improve germination? and how much space do I allow? thank you!
Aleksandra Azbel
41:23
Any specific soil or soil amendments to help our indigo starters?
Heidi Iverson
41:28
Hoop houses work great. I cover with visqueen to keep more heat in
Marjorie Goodwin
41:31
What do you use for control of rodents like voles?
laur knop
41:33
i have doubt about the moistness of the earth, i am a bit afraid they mold. how do i know when is too much water or too less?
Heather Giroux
41:39
Can you describe the process of knowing when the plant is ready to use and then what to do with the leaves/flowers? Should they be dried or fresh?
Paule Hewlett
41:41
I’m gardening in Central Texas. Is there someplace / one that can advise me on a good beginner dye garden for my area?
Deanna Wilkes-Gibbs
41:49
Among the common dye plants, are there any that should not be planted near each other? or are some better partners than others?
Kathy Lambert
42:04
Harbor Freight and online they have free-standing green houses of varying sizes made with small green frames. They also come with aplastic cover, and we use shade cloth as well.
czarina den ouden lobo
42:08
An old fish tank may work? With the lights it came with.
lisa stankus
42:27
what is your number one dye plant recommendation for Cape Cod? I m there in the summer <3
Betsy MacIsaac
42:36
cold frame with old windows. be aware of old lead paint...can seal with another coat of new paint
Lauren Jones
42:37
Hi! I bought indigo seeds from
Gretchen Graff
42:44
We save our spinach and mushroom containers all year and re-use them to start seeds
Patricia Massie
42:52
In response to the person planting in Los Angeles, we can still get a frost and kill your seeds. I live in LA. Hopi Sunflowers are good for now but I would wait a few more weeks for cosmos or indigo if you are planting direct
Helen Kennedy
42:56
i do what Kathy does with a timer for the lights
Deb Reierson
43:07
the Extension dept of your local university should have instructions for building grow lights and starting seeds indoors.
Michele OReilly
43:07
I love my greenhouse from Harbor freight. was able to harden off all our plants and kept tender ones growing in it until really warm
Crystal Hartman
43:10
This will be my first year planting to grow our own colors! I’m thinking marigold… what others do you recommend beginning with?
Pamela Feldman
43:16
Can you speak about seed stratification. I
Kathy Lambert
43:17
I have trouble with the phrase "...a coset that we weren't using..." really???!
Annette Brinckerhoff
43:21
Where to buy dye seeds:
Kate Ellis
43:21
I used to think grow lights were too expensive - but I’ll nook again.
Debra A Jircik
43:24
LED lights are more expensive but great alternative to fluorescent. After many years of fluorescent lights, I have been switching over.
Lauren Jones
43:26
Hi! I bought indigo seeds from grand prismatic last year and have so many left over, do you think I can reuse or do you recommend starting fresh? I have been keeping them in a dark envelope in the fridge.
Gabriela Nirino
43:40
For Deb Black, I have the same question. Keep in touch? gabinirino@hotmail.com
Elaine Hamblin
43:40
can madder be grown in raised beds?
Lizz Aston
43:40
Any tips around how to ‘wet off’ seedlings without harming them? They either get too dry or cold
Kate Ellis
43:47
Thank you - inspiring :-)
Doreen Hartzell
43:52
from MN for Kate - I don’t have south facing windows at all and had pretty good luck last year moving between east and west facing windows to chase a little extra sun exposure
Betsy MacIsaac
44:02
the heat mats are great for starting
Danila Rumold
44:40
Rabbit brush is not very lightfast however
Helen Kennedy
44:41
look at indigineous plants in AZ
leslie leonard
44:43
Instead of a heat ;mat you can use us heating pad of a =n electric blanket under your plants. Much less expensive than a heating mat
Lisa Rose
44:51
do you have a book to recommend for Indigenous dyes in the SW? Also live there…
Robin Hamlin
44:52
I’ve started seeds in a plastic seed tray placed on a potholder on my old stove griddle that has a pilot light under it, perfect warmth.
laur knop
44:53
and what to plant together, what are good companion plants or veggies/herbs even :))
Kathy Lambert
44:53
But we have cochineal!
Michele OReilly
44:53
Water little plants tenderly. Water the dirt, not the seedling and make sure you have good drainage. I use spritzer for watering seeds so I don't drown them
Helen Kennedy
44:54
navajo tea
Aleksandra Azbel
45:07
BOOK: NAVAJO AND HOPI DYES https://www.amazon.com/Navajo-Hopi-Dyes-Bill-Rieske/dp/1883736080
Lynn Bachelder
45:24
if you dont purchase heat mats but have old school cast iron radiators you can put seed trays on there. You need to check them frequently because the soil can dry out quickly!!
Helen Kennedy
45:29
thats a good book
sharon donnan
45:29
Best indigo for semi tropical South Louisiana?
Annette Brinckerhoff
45:36
Some seed companies: 1. Grand Prismatic 2. Bakers Creek
Amy Dove
45:39
Hi, I am in N. Florida and am interested in dyers chamomile. I do have good success with coreopsis. would I get a similar color from the chamomile?
Neva Knott
45:50
iNaturalist is great for plant ID in general…
Brece Honeycuttt
45:52
Picture this for plant ID
Lizz Aston
45:54
Picture this- is a great app
Lynne Swearingen
46:03
I’d like to grow indigo in a pot because I live in Wyoming and have a short growing season? What type would you suggest?
Faith Hagenhofer
46:13
in stead of indigo I grow woad in the pn w
Beth Rentsch
46:20
“Google lens” identify’s photo’s
Lynn Bachelder
46:23
I got my seed dye collection from Strictly Medicinal Seeds. A great collection of seeds!!
Deb Black
46:24
Yes. Please!
Semiah McGill
46:34
hello from chicago!does anyone have knowledge or guidance for dye plants indigenous to the midwest?
Judy Newland
46:35
I lived in AZ for seven years and Kathy is right - use the environment - cochineal on cactus, etc. Indigo you could grow off season - not summer
Kathy Lambert
46:55
Look up native plants for your area. In CA we have CNPS - California Native Plant Society, and they have an incredible data base. You can sort for all kinds of things, and search by ZIP code.
Annette Brinckerhoff
47:07
Thirded Picture This app - also plantID subreddit
Deb Reierson
47:17
checking with your local Master Gardeners is a great resource for specific plant issues in you area and climate.
sharon donnan
47:31
Do you have any experience with Elderberry? Dock? Chitimacha in South Louisiana used both to dye fibers used to weave split cane baskets. Do you think we could dye cotton with either of them?
Anne Mavor
47:40
How to prep the soil while using no till gardening techniques?
Amy DuFault
47:57
https://botanicalcolors.com/product-category/dye-seeds/
Le Jackson
48:28
do birds like any of these seeds and thwart the effort?
Lizz Aston
48:28
I so wish you could ship seeds to Canada!!!
Eloise Twilight
48:58
No “Dye Seeds” app apparently when I did a search . . .
Doreen Hartzell
49:03
if you’re growing indigo, when do you make sure you get your last harvest? I think I let mine get too cold last year and am wondering what forecast means I better go get it all in.
Rachel Kahn
49:13
I am thinking of taking my seeds to a local annual grower who has green houses. Suggestions regarding this?
Margarida Vasconcelos
49:30
Like Lizz, I wish you could ship seeds to Europe
Stefanie Zito
49:35
is there a resource for dye plants that pair well with other plants (like in terms of nitrogen fixers and what they take up from the soil)?
Carrole Blakeman
49:38
I have placed anmordr for shipment to Canada?
Helen Kennedy
49:43
for AZ, Seed Search. in Tucson
Jules Bishop
50:02
What are the shipping restrictions for seeds to the UK?
Rebecca Dlubac
50:05
what dye plants are maybe multipurposed? Medicinal, edible, or can be used in bouquets?
Janet Barbieri
50:18
What’s a good ‘green’ giving plant for cotton thread dying?
Neva Knott
51:08
On amount…I read a great blog about this…called My Indigo Journey…link: https://www.folkfibers.com/blogs/news/6047768-my-indigo-journey-begins
Natalia Woodward
51:08
Pretty!!
Lauren Jones
51:20
gorgeous color!!
Le Jackson
51:21
gorgeous top!
Darlene Bannar
51:28
Wow Amy that is beautiful!!
Carrole Blakeman
51:31
gorgeous colour
Danila Rumold
52:00
Elderberry is not very lightfast
Victoria Cable
52:00
mute the first camera?
Helen Kennedy
52:12
vejar has a chapter on fresh indigo in her book
kimm branch
52:14
we see her chair
Betsy MacIsaac
52:24
I can’ see Kathy
Cynthia Hickey
52:26
can't see anything
Brendalee Astells
52:26
Do you carry Alkanet Tintoria seeds or do you know where it can find it?
Victoria Cable
52:34
if she mutes the chair camera....
Maya Valladares
52:46
https://botanicalcolors.com/tag/rebecca-burgess/
Mary Porter
52:46
seeing only first camera
Nancy Ferro
52:48
Dont see anything but Kathy’s last location.
Robin Hamlin
52:48
DO not see Dye book!
tacey miller
52:51
spotlight 2nd camera
Jessica Young
52:53
Check out your local seed library if you want to bolster your purchase from our lovely Botanical Colors. These are great local resources where you "check out" the seeds. A fun way to share seeds in your neighborhood and also learn what thrives in your area.
Stephany Anderson
52:55
Indigo PT We grew a tub of 12 plants and got 3 fresh vats and any day ice or salt mash or leaf printing last summer in the PNW
Elisa Kessler caporale
53:02
not seeing anyone
Neva Knott
53:05
I still only see Kathy’s chair and beautiful fabric
Nancy Ferro
53:11
We cannot see what she is talking about.
Rachel Barclay
53:12
You can Pin |Video on your own device
laur knop
53:16
can you tell a book like this that gives european/german areas/harvests?
Danila Rumold
53:17
what was the title of the last book Kathy shared?
Linda Brewer
53:18
Author?
Deanna Wilkes-Gibbs
53:21
Kathy is not on camera
Victoria Cable
53:29
mute the chair camera? only see the chair
Tessa Grundon
53:30
How do you spell petticon
Katie Smith
53:36
Author is Rebecca Burges
Rachel Barclay
53:37
Pin Video on your own device
Amy Clark
53:43
Rebecca Burgess - Harvesting Color
Bethany Rahn
53:44
Harvesting color :how to find plants and make natural dyesbyBurgess, Rebecca
Judy Smith
53:45
Pin the video
Marjory Cordoza
53:51
Could you repeat what the three dyes are
Sarah Lillegard
54:09
Multipurpose, although I haven’t tested lightfastness: stinging nettle, yarrow, black-eyed susan, navajo tea
Rachel Barclay
54:12
Pin |Video on your own device and take it off speaker view
Heidi Iverson
54:25
i see her screen. Just the camera seems far away
Michelle Gannes
54:34
I can see both
Le Jackson
54:35
just go to Speaker
Victoria Cable
54:37
Thank you! pin works :))
Le Jackson
54:39
view
Judy Smith
54:51
Pin works for individual view
Jessica Young
55:10
beautiful
Maya Valladares
55:16
Beautiful! Thank you for the trouble shooting
Mary Lance
55:42
What color does perricon make?
Michele OReilly
55:59
so Hopi sunflower you use the seeds to dye?
Amy Dove
56:16
Is Saffron colorfast?
Carol Grotrian
56:20
what fabric with the safflower?
Stacey Weir
56:21
Beautiful colors!
Kelly Simpson-Scupelli
56:26
Is that cotton?
kimm branch
56:32
what is the safflower dyed on
Carrole Blakeman
56:43
Could you speak about harvesting Safflower
Kathy Lambert
56:52
Is that cotton or wool or does it matter?
Lisa Hand
57:30
safflower sounds like saffron rice colors
Helen Kennedy
58:21
i like zinnias too
Lisa Rose
58:37
do you only use coreopsis tinctorial?
Kelly Simpson-Scupelli
59:12
How do you stabilize ph modifications? Meaning, if you shift the color, and your water is more acidic when you wash it, will it shift again?
Kippian Inglis
59:14
I love the orange I got from the the sulphur cosmos!
Janet Barbieri
59:19
Coreopsis on cotton thread, is that lightfast with a strong hue?
Marion Ennis
01:00:15
Do you need a lot of space?
Stacey Weir
01:00:18
Awesome patterns, Melissa!
Joan Harrison
01:00:29
LOLOL…I thought she was going to say “it’s not being married” period…LOL…more time for self!
Norman Petruccelli
01:01:35
Can you briefly discuss the harvest process? Let flowers die on the plant or harvest at their freshest? Etc.
laur knop
01:02:25
does murasaki grows well in pots? how deep should they be?
Neva Knott
01:02:27
Are people doing this work as hobby, as art, or to market? I’m awkwardly trying to ask about the business side of all this beauty.
Beth Rentsch
01:02:45
how do you spell these?
Norma Nuñez-Langlois
01:02:54
what color do you get from hopi black sunflowers on cotton?
Debra MacCrea
01:03:04
Can you spell the last one----the Japanese purple plant, which is not lightfast?
Kathy Lambert
01:03:11
tagetes lucidia
Hilary Baker
01:03:12
Do you soak your indigo seeds before planting? Any experience starting seeds?
Anna Smirnova
01:03:41
@Hillary Baker It is Murasaki
Marion Ennis
01:03:56
What about clay soil?
Debbie Mitchener
01:04:10
Any flower that is like a wildflower or weed will grow well in sandy soil
Stephany Anderson
01:04:20
sandy beach soil has salt in it can affect growth
Tessa Grundon
01:04:28
Dye plants for shade and semi shade ?
Faith Hagenhofer
01:04:52
test your soil. use your conservation distric
Tina Pereira
01:04:53
seaside goldenrod for sandy soil
Debbie Mitchener
01:04:54
Dahlias like beach soil
Rosanne Latimer
01:04:54
contact your county extension office for help with soil composition, growing season, last frost date, etc. They will help with everything garden.
Danis Morgan
01:05:01
Will Botanical Colors be offering an Indigo Dye workshop?
Sharon Kallis
01:05:05
lime your soil in wet areas for growing madder
Nicole Kraus
01:05:06
have you tried using yellow bokchoy flowers for dying?
laur knop
01:05:11
what grows well in partial shade?
Carrie LaChance
01:05:13
maybe club root in the soil?
Sabrina Blanks
01:05:16
Yes, weld is a brassica!
Giuliana Nakashima
01:05:28
weck jars are wonderful for so many things!
Sharon Kallis
01:05:37
don't fertilize soil for coreopsis as it decreases flowering
Deane Bowers
01:05:39
Weld is in the family Resedaceae
Cameron Weber
01:05:57
Would you address the ethics of plants that are nonnatives, just to make sure we aren’t releasing woad into riparian areas? Basically, please don’t let those introduced plants go to seed.
Nancy Moore
01:06:45
Put the light source closer than you think it shoul be to prevent legginess
Deane Bowers
01:06:47
Woad is in the Brassicaceae family and is also very invasive
Melinda Hayden
01:07:17
off topic - you can purchase weck rubber gasket replacements on their website :)
Gretchen Graff
01:07:31
Are there any good dye plants to grow in mostly shade?
Georganne Alex
01:07:41
Thoughts about growing non-natives for your area. Is it “safe” for the bees, birds and the local plants
Deb Reierson
01:07:45
Yes, I would recommend that you invite an Extension Master Gardener to talk about planting seeds, including soil conditions, climate, light, seed depth etc. it would really compliment your expertise in the colors achievable through these plants.
Amy Oliveira
01:07:52
Do you have examples of fabrics dyed with Hopi sunflowers?
Marion Ennis
01:08:00
DEER???
Nancy Ferro
01:08:20
Anything grow in mixed light?
Beth Rentsch
01:08:26
I’m not finding on your website the purple dye shown today - Longwood, yes
Beth Rentsch
01:08:32
logwood
Heidi Iverson
01:08:42
Neem oil spray for certain bugs and powdery mildew
Katie Smith
01:08:53
Good pest deterrents: plant garlic or garlic chives—the smell keeps insects away (FYI)…
Deb Black
01:09:03
Center for Urban Horticulture might have someone who is knowledgable and willing.
Cameron Weber
01:09:17
surfractant
Leanne Taylor
01:09:21
I got some great color from my marigolds too.
Danila Rumold
01:09:22
plant clover
Hilary Baker
01:09:26
protect those sunflower seeds. Squirrels love them and will dig them up immediately
Nancy Moore
01:09:26
The Master Gardeners can help you ID your bug and select a non-pestiside solution.
Debbie Mitchener
01:09:26
Don't water plants at night and then you wont get slugs and snails
Sinead Cahill
01:09:33
is there a certain variety of marigold that is best for dyeing? thank you!
Maya Valladares
01:10:02
+1 Sinead’s Q
Faith Hagenhofer
01:10:21
ive grown black "queen of the night" tulips for great color
Brece Honeycuttt
01:10:39
scabiosa for the NE
Doreen Hartzell
01:10:46
if you’re getting deer in the sunflowers, I had pretty good luck planting extra, cheap decoy sunflowers further from the house
Giuliana Nakashima
01:10:54
I had great success with bachelor buttons for blue and it grows and comes back
Kate Formichella
01:11:03
marigolds!!!
Kim Print
01:11:07
I love coreopsis too!!
Marion Ennis
01:11:16
Do you use the plant fresh or can it all be dried and used later?
Elaine Hamblin
01:11:23
marigolds grow well in California
Leanne Taylor
01:11:40
Love the black bachelor buttons for steamed printing on fabric.
Sharon Kallis
01:11:52
coreopsis is awesome on sunny balconies with poor soil!
Liz G
01:12:21
Indigo regrows leaves too when you put it in water - amaising
Tessa Grundon
01:12:27
Shade
Robin Hamlin
01:12:28
How did Amy dye the blue silk top she showed?
laura arena
01:12:39
Sorry came in late. Is this recorded. I really wanted to watch this one. I live in SWFL and so hard to grow some plants. The wild pigs and rabbits seem to eat everything I plant.
Lisa Rose
01:13:13
yes, it’s being recorded
Christine DuRoss
01:13:14
is lanceleaf coreopsis as good for dyeing as coreopsis?
Faith Hagenhofer
01:13:22
im going to use that scissor method for carrots too. haha
Kate Ellis
01:13:26
Reassign Kelly’s question; How do you stabilize ph modifications? Meaning, if you shift the color, and your water is more acidic when you wash it, will it shift again?
Kippian Inglis
01:13:45
Almost all varieties of Coreopsis will yield yellow dye.
Cecile Lewis
01:13:46
people with no access to grow...grow some relationships with gardeners in your community, We deadhead flowers all season. Ask for some and reward them with a dyed piece. Make friends!
Sharon Kallis
01:13:48
lanceleaf is paler, but goes awesome red on cotton with alkali afterbath
Kim Merritt
01:14:15
This is my first time and glad I found this group!
Debra MacCrea
01:14:20
Great suggestion, Cecile!!
Lisa Rose
01:14:31
when will that indigo class be?
Margarida Vasconcelos
01:14:38
Any ideas, suggestions, tips on indigofera extraction? I really would like to learn
Robin Hamlin
01:14:41
Indigo seeds refrigerated for 2 years, do you think they’d sprout?
Ginnie Hebert
01:15:07
I had leggy indigo sprouts last year. Just lay the spindly stems over and cover with soil. Totally fixed the problem.
Sara Goodman
01:15:23
I’ll be teaching indigo workshops at Sanborn Mills Farm in Loudon, NH. sanbornmills.org. We are starting a new natural dye program there — growing plants and teaching dye classes.
Grace Wittig
01:15:47
Indigo cuttings root easily and you can replant and have more indigo babies
Jillaine Smith
01:15:58
Thanks; gotta run; I love these sessions.
Michele OReilly
01:16:14
what do you use on the Hopi sunflower for dyeing and what color will it give?
Neva Knott
01:16:20
Thank you for another wonderful week! Have to go early today :).
Patricia Massie
01:16:39
black hollyhocks for partial shade
Liz G
01:16:51
Rudbeckia Black eyed susan also works ok in partial shade
Sarah Lillegard
01:17:06
Great dye garden resources are books by Rita Buchanan (one available on Botanical Colors)
Helen Kennedy
01:17:19
marigolds and zinnias did ok in pots on a front stoop
Faith Hagenhofer
01:17:25
also your conservation district
Marion Ennis
01:17:41
Other invasive dye plants?
Cynthia Hickey
01:17:43
Will you please do a feedback Friday that is focused just on starting and cultivating Indigo?
Kathy Lambert
01:18:01
Many invasive plants dye nicely, and it is good to harvest them rather than plant.
Robin Hamlin
01:18:27
Thanks so much for detail about dyeing your silk top!!
Kathie Bryant
01:18:28
Funny. My Persicaria tinctorial did better in some shade last year than in full sun. Not full shade though.
Georganne Alex
01:18:36
Thanks, Kathy. You answered my question about natives. I appreciate the information. Great presentation as always! Thank you!
Leanne Taylor
01:18:54
Scotch broom is a good invasive to harvest for color, and remove to allow natives to grow.
Deane Bowers
01:18:59
Purple loosestrife is another very invasive plant, so you can harvest it with impunity; but don't grow it. It is really high in tannin and you can get really dark charcoal grays from it with some iron mordant.
Nancy Nakamoto
01:19:08
I grew Indigo last year in the only plot I had which was under a peach tree. When I planted them the tree was bare and the ground was warm but as the tree grew leafy the area became shady. I got 3 crops and they loved growing there. I live in LA.
Lauren Jones
01:19:18
Hi! I bought indigo seeds from grand prismatic last year and have so many left over, do you think I can reuse or do you recommend starting fresh? I have been keeping them in a dark envelope in the fridge.
Hope Leeson
01:19:23
Speaking of invasive plants, I have gotten a really nice pinkish orange dye from bittersweet fruit.
Beth Rentsch
01:19:27
what was the purple dye shown today?
Deb Reierson
01:19:32
if its invasive you may be able to forage for some already in your area.
Katie Smith
01:19:34
Check your state about invasives—a lot of time there will be ‘round-ups’ and you can go and use the plants for dyeing. There are woad round-ups all over the west where the state asks people to go out and pull out invasives during certain times of the year—free dye basically
Amy DuFault
01:19:35
https://botanicalcolors.com/shop/
Carolyn Coates
01:19:39
Murasaki
Beth Rentsch
01:19:59
no, what did Kathy show today it was purple
Doreen Hartzell
01:20:03
Buckthorn is a great dye and invasive- I use it every time I find it and rip out a patch
Beth Rentsch
01:20:17
spell it please
Lisa Hand
01:20:20
Super Helpful session! Planning on trying Coreopsis as my 1st dye plant now. THANKS. : )
Carolyn Coates
01:20:24
murasaki
Cynthia Hickey
01:20:40
Isn't muraski Purple Yam?
Hilary Baker
01:20:40
I use pansy blossomsa lot in bundle dyeing but can you use it for a dye?
Natalia Woodward
01:20:47
Now we can
Cameron Weber
01:20:48
Lauren Jones: you could ask Guy and James at Grand Prismatic is the way you collected the seeds would likely still be viable. I think you would be fine to just sow your leftovers, and share around.
lisa stankus
01:20:55
thank you ! another great one
Amy Oliveira
01:21:00
Do you have examples of items dyed with hopi sunflowers?
Giuliana Nakashima
01:21:05
on subject of invasive plants: DO NOT PLANT HORSETAIL, but! harvest it along roadsides
Stacey Weir
01:21:11
Beautiful yellow!
Lauren Jones
01:21:19
thanks @cameron great suggestion!
Beth Rentsch
01:21:19
where are you getting those nice shirts?
Mary Lance
01:21:21
Did you have to scour the silk shirt?!?
Beth Rentsch
01:21:31
ha ha
Grace Wittig
01:21:38
Goodwill is awesome!
Giuliana Nakashima
01:21:48
thanks this is fabulous, but I have to run (working on a new house) hope this is recorded to re-watch.
Grace Wittig
01:21:49
Thanks everyone
Jeanne Hupprich
01:21:56
Can indigo grow on Martha’s Vineyard?
Deb Reierson
01:22:02
thank you. - nice presentation
Annette McPhail
01:22:28
Thank you so informative.
Lauren Jones
01:22:43
thank you all!!
Doreen Hartzell
01:22:54
(the buckthorn is awful but I’ve found habitat clean up crews are happy for extra help removing it.)
Eileen Adler
01:23:16
Great info. Many thanks.
Kim Print
01:23:35
Thank you for the great info and have a lovely weekend
Le Jackson
01:25:33
so then she makes the leather books?
Darlene Bannar
01:25:40
That’s really awesome. I love this paper.
Elizabeth Assink
01:25:47
stunning paper!
Jules Bishop
01:26:00
What retention agent do you use?
Elizabeth Assink
01:26:26
Would be a nice session in itself
Debra MacCrea
01:26:36
Love these papers! Gotta go...thanks for the delicious presentation!
Le Jackson
01:27:04
what’s her Instagram?
Doreen Hartzell
01:27:06
these papers are beautiful
Stacey Weir
01:27:07
Very inspiring @Batblowerpress. Used to make paper, but never with plants. THANK YOU :)
Darlene Bannar
01:27:07
Agree with Elizabeth this would be a great session!!!
Rachel Barclay
01:27:12
Thank you for all the information and friendly community!
Beth Rentsch
01:27:14
Thanks everyone!
Amy DuFault
01:27:16
https://www.instagram.com/batflowerpress/
Melinda Hayden
01:27:33
thank you 🌸
kimm branch
01:27:44
that was lovely. thanks for sharing bat flower press
Kim Print
01:28:16
Woohoo - Kasia
Brenda MerrickHavlice
01:28:18
Thank you
Natalia Woodward
01:28:28
Thank you for all the great and useful information!
czarina den ouden lobo
01:28:29
LOVE MINE! Amazing book
karen schneider
01:28:33
thank you
Stacey Weir
01:28:35
Thank you ladies! Great informative session. Have a great weekend.
Anita Fleming
01:28:42
Oh! I love her book!!
czarina den ouden lobo
01:29:13
Thanks Milisa, Kathy and Amy!
Laurie Clark
01:29:17
Thank you so much this was wonderful!!!!!!
Victoria Cable
01:29:19
Thank you for great information and natural eye candy! have a great week
Tina Limpert
01:29:19
Thank you!
Paule Hewlett
01:29:19
Bye, thanks all!
Rachel Kahn
01:29:26
Thank you for a really wonderful session!
Lisa Rose
01:29:26
author of book again?
Jessica Young
01:29:26
Thank you!
Tessa Grundon
01:29:27
Thank you so much !!
margaret clark
01:29:28
thank you
Doreen Hartzell
01:29:30
thank you!
Ann Baka
01:29:30
Thank you, Thank you !!!!!
Liz G
01:29:33
Thanks so much brilliant
Lili Gilbert
01:29:38
Thank you!
Anna Smirnova
01:29:39
Thank you Kathy, Amy and Melissa
Blythe Barbo
01:29:39
Thank you SO MUCH!!!
Tara Cady
01:29:42
Thanks!!!
Cheryl Desjardin
01:30:01
Thank you! Grateful!