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.
Sajata Epps isa founding member of the Kelly Street Collective in the Bronx, New York. Sajata is an artist and weaver who creates textile products for her lifestyle brand using recycled tools and natural materials from her urban gardening collective.
Julius is a cotton farmer from Northampton County in North Carolina. He grows cotton on his multi-generational family farm, and uses his Black cotton decor and accessories business as a tool to educate on the plight of rural black cotton farmers as well as a means of working towards his dream of turning his cotton into clothing.
This week, we're turning the tables a bit, LaChaun will be interviewing me (Sarah) for the show. In our conversation, we talk about how I became a weaver, and what inspired me to create the this little weaving yarn shop and start this podcast.