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About naturalcolor

Passionate about textiles, threads and color. I began knitting and sewing as a little girl and found spinning and weaving via my experience at Marygrove College in Detroit for Waldorf teacher education. Learning to spin, first on a drop spindle, then on a spinning wheel, made me feel as if I had done this in another lifetime. It seemed effortless. Since then, my passion for threads, yarns, color and weave effect, knitting and natural dyeing has led me into the rich world and cultures of textile design. Through the study of weaving, knitting designs and natural dyes, I have learned the archetypal connection we as weavers, knitters and dyers have to each other around the world and the richness of our art as we express our cultures through our craft. Ultimately, my passion is to preserve these life-giving arts through the connections we make with each other and ourselves with our craft, the information we store in our minds and hearts, and the stories and techniques we pass on to the next generation.

BreiRijk is Open!!!

BreiRijk opende op 27 september haar deuren met een Tricot Thee – party. We dronken koffie en cava en we genoten van gebakjes van bakkerij Hanssens, één van mijn favoriete bakkers in De Pinte. Het was heel gezellig om tijd … Continue reading

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BreiRijk Opens September 27 2012

BREIRIJK is a full service local yarn store We’ll be opening Thursday Sept 27 at 2:30 pm with a ‘Tricot-Thee’. Tricot-thee is a time for women to gather with their knitting and crochet projects, books and experience, and  share and … Continue reading

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ATELIER fijnKNIT NATURAL DYE AND FIBER WORKSHOP SCHEDULE– SUMMER 2012

INTRODUCTION TO SHIBORI & NATURAL DYE COLORS:   PURE COLORS, THEIR SIGNIFICANCE, AND USE IN FIBER ARTS In this workshop, you will discover the range of  pure, deep colors  in the color spectrum offered by natural dyes on cotton/linen and wool … Continue reading

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Spring, Building the Nest… and Women’s HERstory Month

It’s Spring and light, fresh air, and change comes quickly to our feminine souls, doesn’t it? For the past two months I have been busy building my nest for the new knit/natural dye/ textile supplies shop that I will be … Continue reading

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Creative New Year!

fijnKNIT Brei-Salon Update, JANUARY 2012 New Meeting Hours Beginning February 7, 2012 nieuwe uren elke 1ste & 3e dinsdag van de maand Open BreiAtelier vanaf 14:00u in de avond tot 22 u breng je eigen wol en je eigen ideëen … Continue reading

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OCCUPY YOURSELF & CREATIVE NEW YEAR!

With the lengthening of the daylight I’m back from my winter hibernation sabbatical.     November is the time of the year when the wool between my fingers and the knitting designs in my head just seem to merge, and I found … Continue reading

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Little Darling, Everthing is Alright…. and that’s the truth

Today, it is said, is the last day of the current Mayan calender, and the beginning of a new age.   To honor this monumental event this week, I got sick with the flu which required that I spend the week … Continue reading

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