Monthly Meetings

Kathy Hattori, Textile and Natural Dye Artist

March 9, 2024

Kathy Hattori is the president and founder of Botanical Colors and is a recognized authority on natural dyes, pigments, and commercial applications of natural dyes.  She has worked in the field since 2003.  She developed numerous commercial processes using natural dye extracts in the industrial textile environment.  Kathy consults and advises brands and retailers on their natural dye implementation strategies and has worked with the largest natural dye houses in the US.

Kathy teaches and lectures about natural dyes and is sought after as a speaker about the status of natural dyes in global textile production.

Botanical Colors is one of the largest natural dye retailers in the United States and offers artisans a large range of natural colorants from around the world.  The company strives to connect artists and growers to the natural dye community and has established a library of artist presentations called Feedback Friday on YouTube.




At this point in time, all meetings are virtual via Zoom, and some are also in person.  See below for the meetings that will also be in person.  

Visitors are always welcome at our meetings, and there is no admission fee. Meetings run from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month, on the Seattle Pacific University campus. (See directions, maps, and room information, below.) Bring yourself a sack lunch if you wish.


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Month Speaker
March 9, 2024

Kathy Hattori, Botanical Dyeing - In person SPU and Zoom

April 13, 2024

Lisa CallContemporary Textile Artist

May 11, 2024

Lea McComasThread Painting Fiber Artist

June 8, 2024

Sally Prangley, Wire and Paper Sculpture Artist - In person SPU and Zoom

July 13, 2024

Cindy Grisdela, Art Quilter

August 10, 2024

Jenny Bowker, Textile Artist

September 14, 2024

Patrece Conoy-Barrett, Creative Clothing; Hybrid - In person SPU and Zoom


October 12, 2024

Patty Kennedy-ZafredTextile Artist

November 9, 2024

In person meeting at SPU

December 14, 2024

Hannah O'Hare Bennett, Artist and Paper Maker

Would you like to attend our next meeting via Zoom? Contact programs for the link.

Directions to Bertona Hall on the Seattle Pacific University campus:

GPS entry: 107 West Bertona, Seattle 98119

From I-5, take the NE 50th Street exit and drive west. Turn left (south) on Fremont Avenue N—about two miles. Get into the right lane as you cross the Fremont bridge and take the first turn-off to the right and then immediately right again onto Nickerson Street. Follow Nickerson for about half a mile, and turn left (south) at the stoplight for 3rd Avenue West. You are now on the SPU campus.Turn left onto 3rd.

Enter the parking lot on your left by turning into the driveway beside the Subway. Our building is on the east side of the parking lot, a one-story red brick building. Parking in the lot is free for us on weekends; ignore the restricted parking and "No Parking" signs.

map for Bellevue Arts Museum and parking Photo of Bertona Hall

Click here to see a map of the entire SPU campus.