Episode 89: Weaving And Foraging For Natural Dye in Detroit with Kayla Powers

by LaChaun Moore

This week on the podcast I am speaking with Kayla Powers of Salt Textile Studios. Kayla crafts one-of-a-kind, handwoven textiles for home and lifestyle with the belief that goods can be both beautiful and ethical. Her textiles are woven with local fiber, dyed with natural materials and are made to last. Kayla works on the East side of Detroit, Michigan and draws inspiration from the people and the history of the city. In our conversation we talk about what it’s like to use an urban landscape to forage for dyes and how she is navigating the changing landscape of the city as an artist. Comment below to keep the conversation going! 

 

 

 

Kayla Powers
Kayla Powers
Kayla Powers
Kayla Powers
Kayla Powers
Kayla Powers
Kayla Powers
Kayla Powers
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The music for this podcast  is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International LicenseThe musical section is an excerpt of the original: The Beauty of Maths by Meydän.



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Carrie Gordon
Carrie Gordon

November 27, 2019

Enjoyed the discussion (the questions) and the direction of the talk. Hopefully Kayla is also connecting with the local spinners and weavers guild who may have experience with local dye plants. Love the idea of incorporating textiles along the greenway. Kudos!!

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