Hello! I'm glad you're here. I am a natural dyer, educator, gardener, and designer based in Maryland. I have served on the board of Local Cloth and been involved in Fibersheds across the country, from Northern California, to the Mid-Atlantic, to the Blue Ridge Mountains. By exploring the collision of textiles, plants, and sustainability, my goal is to help make the study of natural dyes accessible to everyone through education and enthusiasm.
When not teaching in-person and online courses, I grow my own seasonal dye plants at home for closer experimentation; often sharing seeds and sprouts with students. After becoming enamored with the world of natural color, I have taken years to expand my toolkit, traveling far and wide to learn directly with specialized teachers in the dye community. I have studied with Catharine Ellis, Joy Boutrup, Kathy Hattori, and many more amazing instructors, and assisted Yoshiko Wada and Tomoko Torimaru.
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2022 - 2023, John C. Campbell Folk School, Workshop Instructor, Brasstown, NC
2023, Center for Craft, Workshop Instructor, Asheville, NC
2022-2023, Olive's Porch (Folk School), Workshop Instructor, Murphy, NC
2021 - 2023, Local Cloth, Workshop Instructor, Asheville, NC
2021 - 2023, Asheville Art Museum, Workshop Instructor, Asheville, NC
2022, Penland School of Craft, Studio Assistant, Penland, NC
2021 - 2023, A Gathering of Stitches Retreat, Medowmack, ME
2018 - 2023, Annual Alchemy of Earth Retreat, Nevada City, CA
2020 - 2021, Kala Art Institue, Workshop Instructor, Berkeley, CA
2018 - 2021, WorkshopSF, Workshop Instructor, San Francisco, CA
2017 - 2021, The Crucible, Workshop Instructor, Oakland, CA
2020 - 2021, The Crucible, TextileDepartment Head, Oakland, CA
2018 - 2020, Handcraft Studio School, Workshop Instructor, El Cerrito, CA
2018 - 2020, Richmond Art Center, Workshop Instructor, Richmond, CA
2018 The Ruby SF, Workshop Instructor, San Francisco, CA
2018 Castilleja School, Guest Teacher, Palo Alto, CA
2017 Eighth and Pine, Workshop Instructor, Oakland, CA