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October 6, 2013
Fiber dyeing brightened the lives of the citizens of 18th-century America in places like Williamsburg, Virginia. Here’s Max Hamrick, Colonial Williamsburg’s personable fiber dyer and weaver. Max talks about his book Organic Fiber Dyeing and about the use of Brazilwood, annatto, fustic, turmeric, madder, logwood, cochineal (dried insects, it’s true!), and more, keeping true to...
Did you think I’d have my strata quilt finished in a week? I did too. But as the expression goes, “Close, but no cigar.” It became quickly apparent that my fall landscape idea was not going to work as I expected. The sky was all wrong. Ditto the green plaid cotton lamé. But, a strip...