Maggie Howe is creating and researching natural dyes, botanical inks, plant dyed fibers
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patrons

THANK YOU for joining me here on this incredibly motivating and inspiring platform of sharing! I'm SO exciting to be on this journey with you. Thank you for your time and love an energy - let's see what magic we can make together!

I'm a fiber artist and professional mess-maker. I'm obsessed, yes, I'll say it - obsessed! With exploring the beauty, mystery, and science of the intersection of plants/fiber/color/texture. I've been a herb shop owner for almost two decades now, and have enjoyed playing with and learning about plants for years. Around 14 years ago I started throwing fiberarts into the mix and it has been a heady explosion of playing ever since then. I'm passionate about supporting local farmers and purchasing local fiber, and using a wide variety of local (and exotic) plants in my work.

I'm at a place in my artistic exploration now where I can really feel things popping. I've learned enough to know that I have SO MUCH MORE to learn, and I want to go on this journey with YOU. I intend to use this as a platform to help fund research that I will share with YOU. I have also learned through teaching textile arts classes that my students inspire me HUGELY, and are always thinking outside the box, so I am also relishing your questions, suggestions and input as we go on this trip together.

There's a spectacular amount of bad, BAD information on natural dyes on the internet - and a lot of good info. I find it overwhelming, sometimes, frankly, but part of what I want to do is narrow it down. I want this page to be a resource of success for you! Learn from my failures, and my successes.

Let's do this!
Rewards
I just want to support this work and this artist!
$1 or more per month
You're just a kind person who wants to support a fiber artists. That's awesome! If you want to, I super appreciate that! :) 
Access to blog
$3 or more per month
This tier grants you access to my written blog, with tons of photos! This is basically my research diary, my journals through all my projects. My successes, failures, musings, and much more. Class reviews, book reviews, and more. I blog often and I love to share. Grab a cup of tea and settle in. We've got lots to explore together. 
Access to blog PLUS entry to a montly giveaway
$5 or more per month
Access all the info in my written blog, plus automatic entry into my monthly giveaway! Yep, once a month I'll choose an item from my etsy store as my monthly giveaway. I promise it will be something wonderful. I'll ship it anywhere in the world, so feel free to join, no matter where you live. 
Blog access, monthly giveaway, plus a merchandise discount
$7 or more per month
Like what I do, and also maybe want to purchase some of my stuff? This  is a great tier for you! You get access to my blog and automatic entry  into my monthly giveaway, and also a special 15% discount code that you  can use ANY TIME, as often as you like, on any of my merchandise.  
MONTHLY THING! (US citizens)
$30 or more per month
So in this tier you get everything in the first three tiers (blog access, monthly giveaway, merchandise discount) plus once a month I send you a THING. What will it be? WHO KNOWS! Be open to surprised and fun little items. It will be something I've made, created, gathered... something of interest to all of us who love textiles and natural dyes. I will ship your awesome goodie of the month package anywhere in the US. If you are outside the US, check out my next tier! 
MONTHLY THING! (Anyone outside the US)
$40 or more per month
 So in this tier you get everything in the first three tiers (blog  access, monthly giveaway, merchandise discount) plus once a month I send  you a THING. What will it be? WHO KNOWS! Be open to surprised and fun  little items. It will be something I've made, created, gathered...  something of interest to all of us who love textiles and natural dyes. I  will ship your awesome goodie of the month package anywhere in the world!!!  
Pick My Brain! Get a one hour Private Lesson or Session
$50 or more per month
If you want some one on one time for coaching, advice, spinning lessons, dye convos, whatever - this is the level for you. Remember, you can change sponsorship levels any time, so if you just want lessons or convos now and again, feel free to bump up to this level just as wanted or needed! We can arrange a skype time, phone call, or online chat session if you are not in the area. If you're nearby and want to come for a private lesson or class, let's do it! With this level you also get blog access, entry in the giveaway, and the discount code :) 
Goals
19 of 20 patrons
When I reach 20 patrons, I'll take a specialized class! There are several I have my eye on, both online and in person. I'll be sure to post a thorough review of the class, and if it's an in-person class, try and get some video too. I'm open to suggestions, so if there's a class in particular you've been wondering "hmmm is that worth the money?"  let me be your field guide!
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THANK YOU for joining me here on this incredibly motivating and inspiring platform of sharing! I'm SO exciting to be on this journey with you. Thank you for your time and love an energy - let's see what magic we can make together!

I'm a fiber artist and professional mess-maker. I'm obsessed, yes, I'll say it - obsessed! With exploring the beauty, mystery, and science of the intersection of plants/fiber/color/texture. I've been a herb shop owner for almost two decades now, and have enjoyed playing with and learning about plants for years. Around 14 years ago I started throwing fiberarts into the mix and it has been a heady explosion of playing ever since then. I'm passionate about supporting local farmers and purchasing local fiber, and using a wide variety of local (and exotic) plants in my work.

I'm at a place in my artistic exploration now where I can really feel things popping. I've learned enough to know that I have SO MUCH MORE to learn, and I want to go on this journey with YOU. I intend to use this as a platform to help fund research that I will share with YOU. I have also learned through teaching textile arts classes that my students inspire me HUGELY, and are always thinking outside the box, so I am also relishing your questions, suggestions and input as we go on this trip together.

There's a spectacular amount of bad, BAD information on natural dyes on the internet - and a lot of good info. I find it overwhelming, sometimes, frankly, but part of what I want to do is narrow it down. I want this page to be a resource of success for you! Learn from my failures, and my successes.

Let's do this!

Recent posts by Maggie Howe

Rewards
I just want to support this work and this artist!
$1 or more per month
You're just a kind person who wants to support a fiber artists. That's awesome! If you want to, I super appreciate that! :) 
Access to blog
$3 or more per month
This tier grants you access to my written blog, with tons of photos! This is basically my research diary, my journals through all my projects. My successes, failures, musings, and much more. Class reviews, book reviews, and more. I blog often and I love to share. Grab a cup of tea and settle in. We've got lots to explore together. 
Access to blog PLUS entry to a montly giveaway
$5 or more per month
Access all the info in my written blog, plus automatic entry into my monthly giveaway! Yep, once a month I'll choose an item from my etsy store as my monthly giveaway. I promise it will be something wonderful. I'll ship it anywhere in the world, so feel free to join, no matter where you live. 
Blog access, monthly giveaway, plus a merchandise discount
$7 or more per month
Like what I do, and also maybe want to purchase some of my stuff? This  is a great tier for you! You get access to my blog and automatic entry  into my monthly giveaway, and also a special 15% discount code that you  can use ANY TIME, as often as you like, on any of my merchandise.  
MONTHLY THING! (US citizens)
$30 or more per month
So in this tier you get everything in the first three tiers (blog access, monthly giveaway, merchandise discount) plus once a month I send you a THING. What will it be? WHO KNOWS! Be open to surprised and fun little items. It will be something I've made, created, gathered... something of interest to all of us who love textiles and natural dyes. I will ship your awesome goodie of the month package anywhere in the US. If you are outside the US, check out my next tier! 
MONTHLY THING! (Anyone outside the US)
$40 or more per month
 So in this tier you get everything in the first three tiers (blog  access, monthly giveaway, merchandise discount) plus once a month I send  you a THING. What will it be? WHO KNOWS! Be open to surprised and fun  little items. It will be something I've made, created, gathered...  something of interest to all of us who love textiles and natural dyes. I  will ship your awesome goodie of the month package anywhere in the world!!!  
Pick My Brain! Get a one hour Private Lesson or Session
$50 or more per month
If you want some one on one time for coaching, advice, spinning lessons, dye convos, whatever - this is the level for you. Remember, you can change sponsorship levels any time, so if you just want lessons or convos now and again, feel free to bump up to this level just as wanted or needed! We can arrange a skype time, phone call, or online chat session if you are not in the area. If you're nearby and want to come for a private lesson or class, let's do it! With this level you also get blog access, entry in the giveaway, and the discount code :)