Join us at The Craftsmen Collective for a monthly BYO Indigo Party. Ticket price includes indigo dye, dye tools and light refreshments. You bring your own project to dye! Indigo is effective on natural fibers, so make sure your material is cotton, linen, hemp, silk, bamboo, wool, leather, or even wood. Pieces the size of a large tshirt are the easiest size to work with and our best results have been with clothing, yarn, dinner napkins, bandanas, pillow cases, baby onesies and small blankets. Grab a friend and join us for an afternoon to try your hand at this magical and ancient technique! Lead by Kaitlin Bonifacio of Yuzu & Rose
*Ticket price includes drinks
Learn basic carving and decorating techniques by creating your own pair of chopsticks from a square blank. In this fun 3hr class we’ll cover safety, form and function as well as the unexpected challenge of making something square evenly round, creating a perfect chopstick, and then duplicating it! Finally, you’ll have the option of using milk paint to decorate you own pair of handmade chopsticks. All materials, tools (and bandaids) are provided. Taught by Inka Petersen and hosted by Holdfast Studio School.
Join us to learn the technique of Shibori Indigo Dyeing and create your own unique pieces to bring home! Choose a set of two throw pillows, a full length scarf, or a set of dinner napkins to design and dye using Shibori indigo techniques. We will learn the basics of the Japanese art of folding and binding fabric, mix a vat of indigo dye together, and experience the magic of this ancient dyeing tradition! Light refreshments will be served, and each guest is welcome to bring a small piece of their own to dye at the end, which must be 100% natural fiber such as cotton, linen, hemp, silk, or wool. Taught by Kaitlin Bonifacio of Yuzu & Rose.
Brooms are used around the world for daily and ritual cleansing of spaces. A broom is an important part of making a safe and sacred space.In this industrial modern world, handcrafts of all kinds are being replaced by machine made goods. The broom is no exception. Handcrafted brooms are on the brink of extinction. In this three hour class you will learn the basics of Broom Craft. We will each make a turkey wing broom like in the picture to take home and use in our own daily cleansing rituals. Taught by Bethany Ridenour and hosted by Holdfast Studio School.
Enter into the magical world of natural and botanical dyeing in this Dyeing with Avocado Workshop. Learn the basics of extracting pigment from fresh and dried avocado stones and skins, and brew a vat of blush pink dye as a group. Each student will design and create two beautiful silk scarves 21.5 x 21.5 inches, manipulating the pattern and intensity of color through methods of fabric preparation, folding, and dye treatment. These square silk scarves are so versatile and will add a lovely hint of color to your wardrobe or home decor, or make the perfect thoughtful gift. A guide to natural dyeing at home will be included in the class for further experimenting at home! Taught by Kaitlin Bonifacio of Yuzu & Rose.
For those who have taken the Shibori Indigo dyeing workshop, or have a basic understanding of textile dyeing, we welcome you to this advanced class! We will be brewing a vat of indigo, and this time we will be covering three traditional styles of ancient Japanese Shibori. Together we will experiment with the techniques of Arashi (storm) pole-wrapping, Kumo (spiderweb) binding, and Ori Nui (stitched) technique over a hand drawn design. We will use these techniques to design and create a 12" x 24" linen wall hanging, which we will finish by fixing to a length of local driftwood. Taught by Kaitlin Bonifacio of Yuzu & Rose.