Kristine Vejar is the author of The Modern Natural Dyer (Abrams / STC Craft 2015) and is the owner of A Verb for Keeping Warm; a natural dyeing studio, and shop offering yarn, fabric, and fiber, located in Oakland California.
“A big impetus behind creating the shop was to create a space where people could come together to create. I learned to knit and sew in a community setting — with my grandmother and her best friends. Years later, when I found myself studying art and architecture in India, I drew upon my skills of making textiles (and cooking) to connect with others. Even though we had a limited amount of shared language, we could connect over the act of making.
This made a great impression on me, and one that I wanted to continue exploring and expanding for an unknown duration. I love learning what others are making, how they see texture and color, and how they transform an idea into a usable object.”
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