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Dec 19, 2017

This week Felicia chats with one of her personal heroes in the world of hand-crafted colour: Kristine Vejar. Kristine is a natural dyer, teacher, owner of A Verb for Keeping Warm and the author of The Modern Natural Dyer. She is also the founder of many thoughtful projects including The Seam Allowance and The California Wool Project.

Please join us as Felicia and Kristine discuss Kristine’s rich and fascinating journey through textiles, yarn, and colour.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • 1:24 How Kristine got into natural dyeing and created A Verb for Keeping Warm
  • 9:26 Describing the set up of the studio at A Verb for Keeping Warm in Oakland, California
  • 11:42 Felicia asks Kristine how she learned natural dyeing
  • 13:29 Discussing the difficulty of doing natural dyeing on a large scale and the issues that come with natural dyes like colour consistency
  • 19:57 Felicia and Kristine chat about Kristine’s book: The Modern Natural Dyer and the challenges that came with creating it
  • 27:57 Felicia asks Kristine what she learned on her trips to Iceland, Indonesia, Oaxaca, and Japan
  • 34:16 What Kristine plans to do with all her natural dyeing research
  • 36:38 Discussing the “universal truth” of makers around the world
  • 39:33 Kristine discusses the keynote address she gave in June 2017 at the Flag and Wool Fiber Festival
  • 44:08 Felicia and Kristine discuss what the value of the things we make
  • 47:35 Where to find Kristine online
  • 49:25 Felicia’s final notes and podcast giveaway!

Links and Things

Here’s where to find Kristine online: