Who We Are

Color Wheel

Color Wheel is an organization that connects community and environment by exploring the history, science, and art of natural color making.

Color Wheel is based in South-East Michigan, and is currently hosting a garden at Cranbrook House and Gardens. Please contact us for more information.
our Members
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Michelle McCoskey

Co-Founder
Michelle McCoskey is a freelance illustrator and textile designer who also runs her own knit accessory business, The Alligator Factory. Shortly after graduating from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2005, she apprenticed on an organic farm in Maine where she was first introduced to natural dyes. Intrigued by the ability to marry her passions for art and environmental conservation, she continues to research and experiment with locally foraged dye plants for use in her knit designs.

Amanda Cinco-Hoyt

Co-Founder
Amanda considers herself an urban forager; Intrigued by ancient cultures, life cycles,and modern reorganization, she takes inspiration from her surroundings, including native plants and discarded objects, both of which offer color and pattern to the fabrics she creates.  Amanda operates a working fibers studio, fresh cut TEXTILES, specializing in small batch, 100 % naturally dyed textiles, as the season offers. Freshcutextiles.org

Lauren Mathieson

Co-Founder
Lauren Mathieson is a Visual and UX Designer who is passionate about weaving and plant-based textile dyeing.  She earned her BFA from Wayne State University in 2010 with a concentration in fibers. Lauren currently owns a small business, Moonbeam Industries and is available for freelance work, LaurenMathieson.com
where We Are

Cranbrook House and Gardens

You can find our second annual dye garden on the grounds of the Cranbrook House and Gardens.  It is currently located between the House Proper, the greenhouse and sunken garden.

Visit the website for more information. Or for a Interactive map click here.

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