Cheryl Kamera began working with dyes and textiles during the tie-dye era of the late sixties. At first she used dyes from the grocery store, the same ones used by her mother to change the color of the curtains. As her passion grew, she began to grasp the potential of what one could do with dyes and cloth. Always curious about the natural world, she pursued a science education that led to a professional career in environmental chemistry. This fit well with her interest in dyes, and gave her a deeper understanding of dye processes. Over the years she has been privileged to study with many artists, among them world-renowned dyers and textile designers including Ana Lisa Hedstrom, Joan Morris, Elin Noble, Polly Stirling, Yoshiko, Wada, and Michele Wipplinger.