Pulling color from nature is an ancient and universal human pursuit, and still relevant today. In this chat, Anne Merrow and Linda Ligon talk about their new publication, Nature’s Colorways: Conjuring the chemistry and culture of natural dyes. Blue from green leaves, magenta from crusty lichens, a rainbow from your garden—there’s a full spectrum of possibilities represented in its pages, plus travels in time and space back to 18th century London, to 21st century gallery shows. Learn more about the world of natural dyes that may be right out your back door! Can Anne and Linda talk and pound leaves at the same time? Tune in and see. You can preorder a copy of their new book here (expected in the shop soon!).
Linda Ligon has had a long career in publishing, from high school yearbook to Interweave Press to Thrums Books to Long Thread Media. Crafting words, particularly words about textiles, has been her special focus. A founding partner in Long Thread Media, she has found joy in helping bring Handwoven, Spin Off, and Piecework back home.
Anne Merrow learned to knit while working in a Times Square publisher’s office, looking for an outside hobby. After making that hobby into her job as an editor of knitting books, she learned to spin and weave for fun and then found herself as the editor of Spin Off and Little Looms magazines. She uses her love of words, yarn, and craft communities as cofounder and Editorial Director of Long Thread Media.
This is a one-time live Zoom Event on Sunday, September 12th at 4:00pm EST
Launched in May of 2020 by Longmont Yarn Shoppe, Fiberside Chats are gatherings hosted on Zoom. These Zoom meeting are typically one-hour chats with special guests from the fiber community giving us a peek into their world. These designers and creators will discuss their unique path, creative processes, latest projects—or whatever is inspiring them now. There will also be a Q&A session, giveaways, and other fun surprises for those who join!