Kate Maurer

For the past nine years Kate has been making silks in her home in East Central Minnesota. Being a dyer means being part chemist, part artist, and part mad scientist and the only thing that’s guaranteed is that just as no two pieces will ever be alike, no two days of dyeing will never be alike either. The variables in dyeing are many and despite the best attempts to control the environment, things such as the age of the dye, the temperature of the water, and the saturation of the silk can all mean the difference between something working out beautifully one day and far less nicely the next.