Heidi is an archivist and practitioner of earth pigments that she extracts from landscapes, mostly in the Western United States. Her pigments can be used for an array of making mediums, such as an art practice or medicinal properties.
Ally is a Fibre Artist and Designer based out of Montréal, Québec. She is a tapestry weaver who has created close to 200 custom pieces for people all over the world, using her signature style of bold blocks and squares of colors.
Deb is a textile artist, writer, math professor, and brain injury survivor. She is also a board member of WARP Weave a Real Peace, and most recently is the author of Threads Around the World, a collection of essays and photographs sharing textile traditions from communities around the world.
Stephen Hamilton is an artist and arts educator living and working in Boston. Stephen’s work incorporates both Western and African techniques, blending figurative painting and drawing with resist dyeing, weaving, and woodcarving.
Cameron Taylor-Brown has been working in the worlds of fiber, education, and commerce since the 1970’s.She is curating an exhibit for the Craft in America Center in LA called Material Meaning: A Living Legacy of Anni Albers, which will feature work by ten contemporary American artists and designers working with textiles who are strongly influenced by Anni Albers.
Donna is an indigo grower and dyer located in Athens, Georgia. She has worked with various indigo varieties but is known mainly for working with a tropical indigofera variety that originated over 250 years ago.
Sally is an organic bio-dynamic farmer located in the Capay Valley of Northern California. In addition to her climate beneficial wool Sally Fox has made a huge contribution to the genetics of cultivating and bringing naturally colored cotton to the market.
In this conversation we talk about how she cultivated a creative weaving practice to help her through a very challenging time, how she sees her work as a feminist and an artist intersecting, and lots more.