Thursday, November 6, 2014

- Extra, extra read all about it: Local quilter and natural dyer in the Statesman

I was delighted to read about an up-and-coming quilter and natural dyer in the Austin American Statesman this morning
... and while you can't get the full content online, the next best thing is to go to Maura Grace Ambrose's Folk Fibers website or check out her blog in the KINDRED SPIRITS links to the right. 

9 comments:

Marti said...

I came across Maura's blog, Folk Fibers when I was looking for info on dyeing with pomegranates. Her blog entry of Feb. 19, 2013 gave me good info and I've had her bookmarked ever since. I'm not a quilter, don't have the skill or desire but I so enjoy her incredible quilts as well as all of the great info that she shares from natural dyeing, to planting a dye garden, etc. In my opinion it was quite fitting that she was chosen in 2013 as one of the winners of Martha Stewart's American Made award..

Liz Ackert said...

I'd love to have your bookmark list ... I'll bet you have uncovered some real treasures!

Marti said...

Here is a link that offers a lot of dyeing information, some of it pretty technical but still worth checking out. It usually comes out twice a year, you may already know of it:

http://www.turkeyredjournal.com/

Marti said...

One more for you Liz. Wendy Feldberg does amazingly beautiful dye work and has one of the best all inclusive blogs out there in the world of natural dyeing. Her blog is titled Threadborne. Her cloths, paper, photos are extraordinary.

http://wendyfe.wordpress.com/

Liz Ackert said...

I do recall coming across this some time ago ... thank you for refreshing my memory!

Liz Ackert said...

I quite agree ... a Kindred Spirit indeed

Saskia van Herwaarden said...

her blog is fantastic, will add her to my blogroll as well, thank you Liz

Liz Ackert said...

I also sent her an email offering my encouragement ... I tried running a needlework business when my first child was born and gave it up after realizing I could never make a living at it, but I have a friend who did manage to succeed at natural dyeing and is in business to this day ...

Liz Ackert said...

P.S. As an afterthought, I added the Textile Reproductions dyer to my "Other Artists of Interest" links