Dalani Tanahy is a Kapa maker, artist, and teacher who focuses on Kapa making in the Hawaiian Islands using natural dyes and pigments to create her incredible work on barkcloth. In this episode Dalani discusses some of the history of Hawaiian bark cloth and how she came to teach herself and others about natural dyes, tool making, and Kapa making.
Jul 3, 2020
Episode 2 features ash alberg of sunflower knit & from field to skin. ash is a queer femme and fibre witch who seeks to create beautiful and practical designs using sustainable methods. Equally importantly, they seek to nurture the skills, knowledge, and creativity of fellow fibre witches to achieve their goals.In this episode, ash discusses the intimacy and responsibility of creating with seasonal, local colors and the problematical industry standard of comparing and grading natural dyes with synthetic colorants. We also learn more about from field to skin which chronicles ash’s adventures in the Canadian fibershed.
Jun 1, 2020
Sarah Bellos is the founder of the natural dye production business Stoney Creek Colors which is currently focusing on growing and processing indigo for both home artisans and the larger fashion industry. We sat down together in their indigo factory in Springfield Tennessee and I had the privilege to hear about Sarah’s journey and the role Stoney Creek Colors is currently playing in the production of natural dyes. I hope you enjoy this episode of the natural dye podcast.
Apr 29, 2020