brazilwood dye, marcos lucero studio, marigold dye, mexican plant dyes, mexico, momcations, mother creative, natural dyeing, Oaxaca, rug making, travel, Zapotec

Brazil Wood, Marigolds and the Village Market : day 8

I've used Brazilwood a few times recently but in powered form that I purchased from Fancy Tiger Crafts. The whole process went well and it felt extremely precious. Brazilwood is a hard wood and can only be found in southern countries. It's also a bit hard to come by. The pieces of wood Demetrio obtains… Continue reading Brazil Wood, Marigolds and the Village Market : day 8

annatto seed dye, mexican plant dyes, mexico, momcations, mother creative, natural dyeing, Oaxaca, pomegranite dye, rug making, travel, Zapotec

Dyeing with Annatto Seeds and Pomegranate Rinds : day 7

I fell in love with both of these dye stuffs. I had used ground powered pomegranate only once before for a commission piece for a museum replica on Chinese woven silk, many moons ago. It was a fun experience and I remember working so carefully with lightening the shades each time. Using it here in… Continue reading Dyeing with Annatto Seeds and Pomegranate Rinds : day 7

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Dyeing with Huizache; day 6.5

It's 2020 and I'm still working through all these posts. But it's fine. I knew the Christmas vacation would create a giant sink hole in my creative life. But here I am on the other side and we are still alive. I realized with these posts that i forgot some fun info about day 6.… Continue reading Dyeing with Huizache; day 6.5

mexican plant dyes, mexico, mother creative, natural dyeing, Oaxaca, rug making, salsa dancing, street food, travel, Zapotec

Pecan and Zapote Leaf Dyeing : day 5

I'm sitting in my cozy home now. I just helped R with his trains. He wanted to tape them together. He's really into tape. I end up tracking pieces of it everywhere around the house. My slippers make a "speck, speck, speck" noise as I shuffle around the house dodging legos and baby dolls. I… Continue reading Pecan and Zapote Leaf Dyeing : day 5

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Market and Wild Chamomile dyeing : day 4

How I LOOOOVE exploring new places by shopping. I don't care what kind of shop I'm in or discover, I want to check it out. After our hearty breakfast, we caught the bus right outside the B&B to Tlacolula Sunday market. Here they have EVERYTHING. And I came back with EVERYTHING. The smells of roasting… Continue reading Market and Wild Chamomile dyeing : day 4

mexico, natural dyeing, rug making, travel, Zapotec

Mordant and Design : day 2

Well, my plan for posting while away didn't pan out. I was consumed with weaving, dyeing, & exploring so much- which is how it should be. But I'm back home now settled in with my loves. Unpacked & stories told. My idea of sharing about my trip here isn't a tutorial or even a blow… Continue reading Mordant and Design : day 2

artwork, mexico, mother creative, natural dyeing, rug making, travel, Zapotec

Oaxaca Journey : day 1

This trip has been two years in the making. Traveling with close fiber friends to learn from master dyer & weaver Demetrio Bautista Lazo of Teatitlán De Valle, Oaxaca, Mexico. I first met Demetrio in 2010 in my first year as an instructor at Medomak Fiber Arts Retreat in Washington, Maine. I had done only… Continue reading Oaxaca Journey : day 1

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Wool Discoveries; rare wool breeds with Deb Robson

This class made my head explode. I woke up too early in my Vermont hotel room. Too excited to sleep for what the day may bring. Just the thought of driving through winding country roads early in the morning in Vermont to a place I’d never been was enough to thrill me. And keep me… Continue reading Wool Discoveries; rare wool breeds with Deb Robson