December 8, 2023

096: Carol Knows How to Dye


On today’s podcast I’m talking to Carol Soderlund about her journey to becoming an expert in fabric dyeing, slow stitching, Nancy Crow, and so much more.

1-Soderlund Headshot

An artist and educator for 25 years, Carol’s curiosity about the range of color derived from yellow, red, and blue dyes led to her creation of her Color Mixing system for dyers.  

2-Soderlund -Color Mixing Samples

Carol encourages the freedom of mixing color by eye with results-based samples to guide the student.  

3-Soderlund -Work with thickened dyes

A former high school teacher, Carol was nominated for Teacher of the Year in 2013 and again in 2015 by the International Association of Creative Arts Professionals.  

4-Soderlund -Work with thickened dyes

Carol is co-author of Playful Fabric Printing with Melanie Testa. She has shown her quilts in juried venues across the country, winning awards including Best of Show at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas.  This is an example of the stitching she’s currently doing, as discussed on the podcast:  

6-Soderlund -Stitch work

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