Making an Ofrenda, Honoring Dia de los Muertos, and Dyeing with Marigolds

Making an Ofrenda, Honoring Dia de los Muertos, and Dyeing with Marigolds

Marigolds are one of my favorite flowers and dyes -- the warm golden hue found on their petals and transferred to yarn and cloth light up the room -- the color is like a warm embrace. We grow them ...
Companion Planting 2021: Maize, Beans, Squash, Indigo

Companion Planting 2021: Maize, Beans, Squash, Indigo

As we say goodbye to Summer, and ease into Fall, it seems that a cycle has been completed, so Adrienne and I thought we would give a garden update.
Summer Break 2021!

Summer Break 2021!

Starting Sunday, July 17th, Team Verb is on a much needed Summer Break. We will be back in the studio on Tuesday, July 27th. Shipping will resume at this time. Curbside pickup will resume Wednesday...
Reverberate Episode 10: Chinua "Chin" Matthews

Reverberate Episode 10: Chinua "Chin" Matthews

On today's episode we are visiting with Oakland-based designer, Chin Matthews. We hope you enjoy this episode!

In the Dye Studio: 10 Tips for Foraging Dye Mushrooms

You know when so much time has gone by, you don't know where to begin...well, that is exactly what has happened here on our blog! That being said, there are so many things to tell you. So putting ...

Changing Pioneer to Horizon

6 years ago, we created our first batch of our Pioneer line of yarn. This was a momentous occasion for us as it was our first farm yarn - and it was the beginning of our collaboration with textile...
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In the Dye Studio: AVFKW Gather Yarn

We are pleased to announce our newest yarn, Gather, made of 75% California Rambouillet and 25% Arizona Alpaca. I am here today to tell you the story of how Gather came to be because I love to explo...
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Pro-Verbial Club: Nancy Marchant

Are you a member of our Pro-Verbial Yarn, Fiber, & Shawl Club 2018-19? If so, today, you are receiving your first of four shipments! Our first design collaboration is with Nancy Marchant, larg...

AVFKW Dye Day Cocktail Recipe with Thea Colman

There's less than a week to go before the first AVFKW Dye Day and today's blog post has a bit of a different spin to it. As we developed the idea of gathering your friends and hosting a dye day, w...
In the Dye Studio: The Indigo + Shibori Dye Kit

In the Dye Studio: The Indigo + Shibori Dye Kit

Yesterday we spent the morning helping with the second harvest of indigo for our #avfkwindigoproject! It's so refreshing being out in the field, in this case with the fog rolling by and the birds ...
In the Dye Studio: How to Host a Natural Dyeing Party (Part 2)

In the Dye Studio: How to Host a Natural Dyeing Party (Part 2)

Today on the blog we're sharing tips and tricks for hosting your very own natural dyeing party. Click here to read Part 1 (eco-printing). Next up - indigo! Indigo dyeing gives us all the shades of...
In the Dye Studio: How to Host a Natural Dyeing Party (Part 1)
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In the Dye Studio: How to Host a Natural Dyeing Party (Part 1)

In our newsletter this month, we announced the 1st AVFKW Dye Day, coming up on Saturday, August 25th! August 25th is two and a half weeks out - so it's time to start planning!  We want to help you...