Features, Published Works and Past Retreats

 Woolful Episode 58 Podcast interview with Ashley Tousling May 19, 2016

“Green is the Color” Taproot Magazine Issue 12: Bread Fall 2014 Published story by Rachel on dyeing with red onions skins while honeymooning in Ireland. 

Whole Foods, New England, Spring Issue, Egg Dyeing with plant dyes. Spring 2015 Featured Easter dye project with Rachel teaching how to use tiny plants to dye Easter eggs with children. 

Soule Mama  Interview and sponsor with Amanda Soule. Amanda is such a lovely soul and I have loved getting to know her over the last few years. 

Medomak Fiberarts Retreat  A truly magical oasis in mid coast Maine. I have had the pleasure and honor to teach various classes at this week long fiber arts retreat. It is the highlight of my year. 2010-2014, 2016-2019, 2021

Port Fiber  Owned and operated by my dear friend and bad ass women, Casey Ryder. Located at 50 Cove Street in East Bayside, Portland, Maine. Casey’s aesthetic is simple, beautiful, all inclusive, local, intentional. It is a true pleasure to have such a shop in my near by community. I’ve been teaching various natural dye workshops since 2016.

Maine Fiber Frolic  A Fabulous fiber festival going on 20 years. I’ve taught day long natural dyes courses in 2015(while super pregnant!) & 2016. I’ve attended almost every year it’s been running. I love stocking up on local fleeces, visiting my favorite vendors, smelling the new summer air mixed with raw wool, visiting the animals and just basking in all the bright colors. 

Squam Art Workshops, a Taproot Gathering  September 2013 This was a dream of a pretty intense 4 days. It was magical. I taught two different natural dye classes. If you ever get a chance to stay at Squam Lake for any of the retreats, I can’t recommend it enough. 

Whole Foods magazine feature 2013
Easter eggs dyed with kitchen scraps
Beginning adventures in punch needle rug hooking with baby Violet 2017
Safflower dyeing