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Art and Craft as Solution

Usually, when we think of our contemporary culture, we believe ourselves to be the pinnacle of humanity—in particular when it comes to our material goods. We assume to have the most advanced technologies when it comes to production of our things. But what if that wasn’t actually true?

Since I’m…

Getting the Blues Part I — Mystery Blues

Mystery Blues
Whatever the reason, I’ve had a continuous interest in colors and pigments over my lifetime, particularly blue. So when I was reading a book about the Virgin of Guadalupe, and discovered that the famous American image was largely made from unknown pigments, including the traditional blue color of…

Dye Story: An Interview with Designer Heidi Iverson

I caught up with designer Heidi Iverson at Taylor Maid coffee in Sebastopol, a place we occasionally meet to talk shop in the areas of natural dyes, mushrooms, local fiber, fashion and whatever else is going on.

Heidi works on a number of ventures, including H-Luv Fabrications—which include angora booties, dolls,…

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