Natural Dye Workshop with Michel Garcia and Sustainable Dye Practice

A film series and discussion forum dedicated to the science and practice of natural dyes and pigments using sustainable methods.

Pre-Order Now Available! Organic Dyes to Pigments

Organic Dyes to Pigments – Foundations for the Colors of Europe with Michel Garcia  The third film in the Natural Dye Workshop film series is now available for pre-order! Pre-order … Continue reading

January 31, 2014 · 2 Comments

October 2013: Natural Pigment and Dye Classes w/ Michel Garcia // International Forum for Natural Dyes, Lauris, France

Slow Fiber Studios: Lauris, France 2013 September 30-October 10: Natural Pigment & Dye Classes w/ Michel Garcia *Optional extension October 11-14: International Forum for Natural Dyes (forum international de la couleur végétale) … Continue reading

March 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Edith Cheung shares her Oaxaca trip

Great Oaxaca article by Edith Cheung of Cloth Haven in Hong Kong (www.clothhaven.com). “到訪墨西哥的瓦 哈卡(Oaxaca)格” pdf download Back in March ’12, Edith was one of a select few who were lucky enough … Continue reading

December 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

New Release! DVD2 “Colors of the Americas” w/ Michel

“Colors of the Americas on Wool Fibers Using Sustainable Methods” Ships NOW! Get one for yourself and a friend! We just released our new natural dye DVD (#2 in the series). Michel … Continue reading

December 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

Michel Garcia workshop, Tilburg NL (Aug 27-29)

Michel will be teaching a 3-day intensive workshop for advanced dye practitioners in Tilburg, the Netherlands, at Zijdelings studio. To take a workshop directly with Michel is an opportunity not … Continue reading

April 10, 2012 · 2 Comments

Now available: Chapter Notes for Disc 2 of “Provence” DVD

NDW friends, we’ve just uploaded Chapter Notes for Disc 2 of DVD 1 “Colors of Provence”! A hefty 26-page pdf (with reference images) is now available for download on our … Continue reading

April 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

DVD 2 “Colors of Americas” now being filmed in Oaxaca, MX

The second film in our NDW series, “Colors of Americas: cochineal, indigo, yellows on animal fibers” [ed. note: and black] on animal fibers” (title tbd) is currently being filmed with … Continue reading

March 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

Journal for Weavers, Spinners & Dyers praises DVD

The Journal for Weavers, Spinners & Dyers, the official magazine for the Association of Guilds for Weavers, Spinners & Dyers (UK), featured a glowing review of our DVD in the … Continue reading

March 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

Indigo Vat Question

On the DVD, Michel uses vinegar for the mordants, I am working on a commercial scale, is there a substitute? Yes, of course, it is much easier to use the … Continue reading

November 11, 2011 · 12 Comments

Organic Indigo Vat pH

I have started organic indigo vats; one with aloe vera and one with fructose. The pH is quite high. Too high for wool. Will lowering the ph affect the workings … Continue reading

November 11, 2011 · 2 Comments