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 ( “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