Announcement Eco-conscious gifts, natural dyes from rural northern Wisconsin, New Age looping ebooks & online classes. Visit donnakallnerfiberart.com and follow my studio life at http://instagram.com/donnastitches . For my studio newsletter sign up at http://eepurl.com/i35eT . For a thumbnail sketch of what I make, go to https://www.etsy.com/shop/DonnaKallnerFiberArt/about/
Eco-conscious gifts, natural dyes from rural northern Wisconsin, New Age looping ebooks & online classes. Visit donnakallnerfiberart.com and follow my studio life at http://instagram.com/donnastitches . For my studio newsletter sign up at http://eepurl.com/i35eT . For a thumbnail sketch of what I make, go to https://www.etsy.com/shop/DonnaKallnerFiberArt/about/
sue2066 on Feb 17, 2017
beautiful wool! Wonderful seller too
natural dyes, hand-dyed fabrics & yarns, new age looping, online classes
As a kid, I lived on a dairy farm in Indiana. Now I 'farm' willow in rural northern Wisconsin. I use that willow and other plants I grow and gather (weeds, my dad would call some of them) for dyeing silk scarves, wool yarns and other fibers. Leaves, blossoms and other plant parts get used fresh, frozen and dried. In early summer, we peel willow bark to use for dye, then burn the peeled sticks to make willow artist charcoal. In all we do, my husband and I try to make the best use of our resources and live a sustainable lifestyle. That's how I was raised, and those habits have served me well in the 15 years I've been self-employed as a fiber artist.
In addition to working with natural dyes, I produce hand-dyed quilting fabrics and threads using low-water dye techniques. You'll find my those in the Craft Supplies section of my shop. I also sell them locally (I love selling at the farmers market), and in finished quilts made in collaboration with my sister-in-law, Jean Romack.
When I'm not dyeing or collecting dye materials, I teach surface design and stitching techniques like looping. Looping is an ancient tradition that keeps evolving as contemporary fiber artists put their own spin on it. Students from all over the world have learned about looping in the online classes I produce. Never heard of it? Your ancient ancestors probably knew it by another name. Intrigued? You can learn more about looping at http://donnakallnerfiberart.com/ecourses. I even offer a free introduction class online.
Maybe it sounds a bit odd to mix natural dyes and Stone Age fiber techniques with 21st educational technology. But it all fits into the life we've crafted here in Wisconsin's Northwoods. Thanks for stopping by!
Owner, Maker, Designer, Gatherer Of Natural Materials, Dyer, Teacher
Inspired by ancient fiber techniques, I give old ideas a new spin. I teach workshops, dye with plant materials I grow and gather, dye fabric and threads, develop and teach online courses, and blog about life as an artist in rural northern Wisconsin.
Woodworker, Harvest Hand
When not building hand-crafted bentwood landing nets for fly fishermen or rustic furniture, my husband Bill turns scrap wood into molds for looping materials kits and helps me harvest willow, strip bark and gather materials for natural dyeing.
Maker, Designer, Quilter
Bill's sister Jean is a professional longarm quilter. We enjoy collaborating on projects that incorporate my hand-dyed fabrics. Jean's own Etsy shop is at https://www.etsy.com/shop/quiltingbyjeannie
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
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Refunds and Exchanges
Please note, though, that purchases of online courses,ebooks and digital items are not refundable. Please read item descriptions carefully before making your purchase. And if you have any questions at all, feel free to contact me for more information.