Plant Based Palettes + Natural Dyes


December 20, 2017

EP #10: Plant Based Palettes + Natural Dyes with Sasha Duerr

Sasha's favorite childhood plant + words she used to describe it: Evergreen Tree: Calming, Alchemical, 'One with Everything'.

Sasha Duerr is an artist and designer who works with plant-based palettes, natural dyes and place-based recipes. She is a professor at the California College of the Arts  with a joint appointment in textiles and fine arts where she designs curriculum and teaches courses in the intersection of natural color, slow food, slow fashion and social practice.

Her work has been shown in galleries and museums across the United States and abroad. In 2007, Sasha founded Permacouture Institute to encourage the exploration of regenerative design practices for fashion and textiles.

Sasha's extensive work with plant-based palettes and ecological principles through local land-based sources and community has been featured in the New York Times, American Craft Magazine, Selvedge, and the Huffington Post. She is the author of The Handbook of Natural Plant Dyes (Timber Press/Workman 2011). and NATURAL COLOR (Watson-Guptill/Ten Speed Press August 23rd, 2016). She lives with her husband and children on their urban farm in Oakland, CA.

LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE ON:

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I TALK ABOUT:

  • The art of Medicinal Color
  • Sasha's favorite botanicals for natural dyeing
  • Seasons and how to work with our environment's cycles
  • Connecting with places using seasonal plants
  • The biodiversity of color
CONNECT WITH SASHA DUERR:

Follow her on Instagram: @sashaduerr
Twitter: @sashaduerr
Visit her website!

CONNECT WITH KATIE:

Follow her on Instagram: @iamkatiehess @lotuswei
LinkedIn: Katie Hess
Media Kit: Katie Hess, International

Happy listening,


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