Indigo Culture ‘Zine
In 2021, Reinhabitory Institute and Sustainable Skein conducted an indigo culture pilot on the Lake Erie Plain, spanning three states’ microclimates, occupied by grapevines and fruit trees.
This indigo culture ‘zine, spelling out the conditions of creating an indigo culture in your neighborhood, is produced in limited edition four times a year.
Because the indigo culture ‘zine is largely handmade, it is produced in limited quantities.
We are charging half the cost of production–$10–for dyers who would like to have copies of the ‘zine. Shipping will be determined depending on number of copies ordered.
Our Current Titles
BOOK ONE OF THE TEXTILE TRILOGY
Released October 2010
BURNING SILK, BY DESTINY KINAL
In the sensuous and erotic lineage of Anais Nin, Marguerite Duras, Lenore Kandel and Carole Maso, Destiny Kinal has crafted her debut novel to transport the reader to an exquisitely imagined 19th century: From French perfumers in Grasse… to the silk magnanerie, where, each spring, women raise silkworms while men tend the mulberry, the worms’ preferred food… from the matrilineal way of life of the Iroquois and métis natives of mixed blood… to the possibilities for radical social change posed by utopian communities of the northeastern United States.
BOOK TWO OF THE TEXTILE TRILOGY
Linen Shroud Released October 2017
LINEN SHROUD, BY DESTINY KINAL
Linen Shroud, set before, during and after the American Civil War, continues the story of the Duladier and Montour families and their work together in the textile industry not far from the Erie Canal.
We witness how metis families are forged from Native American and European bloodlines, as well as the societal tensions that can tear them apart.
“It’s no accident that Linen Shroud is my favorite book in the trilogy,” Kinal says.
Just like the labors of transforming flax to linen, the conflicts of the Civil War permeated every aspect of society, shredding it.
Perhaps the only saving grace in a sea of losses was the adoption of matrilineal practices from Eastern native tribes, still transforming global societies as women reclaim their roles as full partners with men, the end of patriarchy.
FINAL BOOK OF THE TEXTILE TRILOGY
Expected to be released in 2022
OIL & WATER, BY DESTINY KINAL
While the research on Oil & Water is completed, and part of the text was accepted for Destiny Kinal’s MFA at Bennington in early 1998, this third novel in the Textile Trilogy in Kinal’s creative space.
This book was begun first because it most closely reflects her own family’s experience on the early oil fields. Kinal plans to pit the vision of the future as represented by the Arts and Crafts Movement with their synthesis of heart, hand and eye to create objects of beauty and authenticity against the vision of the Petroleum Age and the despoiling of the environment that followed.
“This summation of the 19th century,” Kinal says, “deserves a speculative approach to the facts of what occurred and the losses we have endured.”
She continues to say that what should have happened…from the lives of the female protagonists from alcoholic and abusive husbands …to the losses of community occasioned by the Industrial Revolution snd factory towns…to the tragedies of the native snd metises populations in the theft of their lands and their commodities of petroleum and tobacco…are being be repaired and re-visioned.
RINYA, BY JOHN POOLE
Rinya, BY JOHN POOLE
A WORK OF HISTORICAL FICTION FOR CHILDREN:
The story of a small boy in the Bay Area at the time of First Contact with the Spanish missionaries.