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Katrina Rodabaugh is an artist, author, and slow fashion advocate. Her work examines social and environmental issues through craft techniques. Since 2013 she's focused on sustainable fashion by using mending, natural dyes, and redesign as her studio inspiration. She teaches classes, designs sustainable goods for her online shop, and writes books including her newest, Make Thrift Mend: Stitch, Patch, Darn, Plant-Dye & Love Your Wardrobe (Abrams Books, 2021). She lives in the Hudson Valley of NY with her husband, young sons, chickens, honeybees, and many dye plants.

Christi Johnson's art combines cosmic visions and botanical beauties, a hypnotic dance of symbols stitched slowly and methodically into fabric. The transforming and evolving qualities of natural materials are embraced, and the use of discarded materials gives new life to that which has been cast aside. She is the woman behind Mixed Color, a textile studio based in the foothills of the Catskills, NY which provides functional pieces that are thoughtfully made, as well as sharing skills in sewing, embroidery, and natural dyeing so that others may do so themselves. Her upcoming book, Mystical Stitches (Storey Press, 2021), explores embroidery as a tool for personal empowerment and magical embellishment to bring more meaning into stitches. 

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