069: Preserving Natural Dyeing Traditions with Kristine Vejar

12.19.2017 - By The SweetGeorgia Show

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This week Felicia chats with one of her personal heroes in the world of hand-crafted colour: Kristine Vejar. Kristine is a natural dyer, teacher, owner of A Verb for Keeping Warm and the author of The Modern Natural Dyer. She is also the founder of many thoughtful projects including The Seam Allowance and The California Wool Project. Please join us as Felicia and Kristine discuss Kristine’s rich and fascinating journey through textiles, yarn, and colour. In this episode, we talk about: 1:24 How Kristine got into natural dyeing and created A Verb for Keeping Warm 9:26 Describing the set up of the studio at A Verb for Keeping Warm in Oakland, California 11:42 Felicia asks Kristine how she learned natural dyeing 13:29 Discussing the difficulty of doing natural dyeing on a large scale and the issues that come with natural dyes like colour consistency 19:57 Felicia and Kristine chat about Kristine’s book: The Modern Natural Dyer and the challenges that came with creating it 27:57 Felicia asks Kristine what she learned on her trips to Iceland, Indonesia, Oaxaca, and Japan 34:16 What Kristine plans to do with all her natural dyeing research 36:38 Discussing the “universal truth” of makers around the world 39:33 Kristine discusses the keynote address she gave in June 2017 at the Flag and Wool Fiber Festival 44:08 Felicia and Kristine discuss what the value of the things we make 47:35 Where to find Kristine online 49:25 Felicia’s final notes and podcast giveaway! Links and Things Here’s where to find Kristine online: Website: www.averbforkeepingwarm.com – Sign up for the monthly newsletter to keep up with all the happenings at Verb! Instagram: www.instagram.com/avfkw Facebook: www.facebook.com/avfkw Twitter: www.twitter.com/avfkw Creativebug: www.creativebug.com/instructors/a-verb-for-keeping-warm

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