BAG Meeting on Saturday, April 9

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Saturday, April 9, 2022, 1 pm to approximately 3 pm MST
Free; Open to the Public; All are Welcome


  • Welcome and Announcements by President Linda Zwick
  • Round-Robin Art Journal Exchange Update by Cynthia Leespring
  • Art Journal Page and ATC/Rolo Swap Update by Ruth Anna Abigail
  • Making Natural Ink from Plants: A Presentation by Wendy Feldberg (see below)
  • Santa Fe Origins Project Update and Pop-Up Demo by Sally Blakemore
  • Community Announcements (calls for entry, upcoming exhibits and workshops, other highlights) by Attendees (2 minutes maximum, please)

Presentation: Making Natural Inks from Plants by Wendy Feldberg

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Wendy Feldberg will present on making natural inks from plants, and show examples of her work with those inks.

Wendy Feldberg lives in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, in the boreal eco zone. She creates painted, printed, and stitched art textiles, papers, and artist books on mostly botanical themes. She is always inspired by the beautiful landscapes and plant life, both wild and cultivated, of that rugged region of Canada.

Working with nature as a gardener and as an artist is one of the chief constants and consolations of Wendy’s life. Here printed and stitched textiles and papers, like scrolls, become botanical records of plants and their environments in every season.

Wendy’s basic method is to print and stitch on textiles and papers, embroidering by hand and machine. Her intention is to build up layers of colored marks to express feeling and concept with line, color, and texture. As well as painting marks on substrates with acrylics or natural dyes, Wendy uses eco printing, a monotype process that applies pigments from plants, soils, and minerals directly from plants onto natural fibers. Printing and dyeing with native plants from her garden and foraged from the local environment have become her special interest.

Wendy has been published internationally about eco printing, give occasional classes and presentations. She documents all aspects of her art adventures on the blog “Threadborne.” and