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Black Walnut Fiber Arts

Black Walnut Fiber Arts

Hand dyed scarves & shawls

Location @ AOS:

First Parish Unitarian Universalist (630 Mass Ave)

I am a craft dyer and fiber artist living in Arlington MA. For the past 10 years, I have been exploring the vast range of techniques developed by Japanese Shibori artists, and the design potential of combining them.

I work with dyes both old and new, synthetic and botanical, including indigo, the oldest dyestuff known, fiber-reactive dyes, invented in the 1950s, and modern acid dyes. I also use botanical dyes including black walnut hulls, avocados, and spent daylily blossom.

It constantly amazes me how dyeing ties together many disciplines I find fascinating � archaeology, surface design, anthropology, chemistry, costume, color, drawing, botany, history � and feeds my unending desire to learn something new.