Upcoming Workshops

Natural Dyeing with Onion Skins - Muslin & Driftwood Wall Hanging JUNE 15TH 11:00-1:00PM

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Enter into the magical world of natural and botanical dyeing in this Dyeing with Onion Skin Workshop. Learn the basics of extracting pigment from yellow onion skins, and brew a vat of sunshine yellow dye as a group. Each student will design and create a 12 x 24 inches wall hanging, manipulating the pattern and intensity of color through methods of fabric preparation, folding, and dye treatment. Hangings will be mounted on driftwood, making the perfect addition to your home decor, or a thoughtful gift. A guide to natural dyeing at home will be included in the class for further experimenting at home!


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Shibori Indigo Dye Workshop Our Most Popular Workshop! JUNE 29th 11-1PM

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Join us to learn the technique of Shibori Indigo Dyeing and create your own unique piece to bring home! Choose from a full length scarf, a set of two throw pillow covers, or a set of 4 dinner napkins, all perfect for Shibori dyeing. Multiple tickets to this event may be purchased and given as gifts as well. 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 technique! 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.


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Natural Dye & Wildflower Hammering on Stationery JULY 7TH 11:00AM-1:00PM

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Continuing on our exploration of natural dyeing, we're offering this workshop focused on applying natural dyes to paper with embellishment from local wildflowers. Join us to try your hand at painting, dipping, and washing papers in a variety of natural dyes made from beet, onion skin, indigo, and more to create a unique stationery set. Learn to manipulate colors and create patterns using natural mordanting agents and techniques including overdye, citric acid application, gradient, and more. Embellish your dyed papers by ecostamping with local wildflowers and printing shapes or monograms with an array of provided blocks and stamps. Each student will be provided a set of twelve 5x7" papers to work with, and may also bring any additional materials of their own to dye or stamp if time allows.

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Natural Dyeing with Avocado on Silk Scarves JULY 28TH 11:00-1:00PM

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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!

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Wildflower Hammering on a Tote Bag AUGUST 4TH 11:00AM-1:00PM

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Enter into the magical world of natural and botanical dyeing in this Wildflower Hammering Workshop. Learn the basics of extracting pigment from fresh foliage by arranging and hammering it into paper, fabric and other materials. Each student will design and create their own tote bag using fresh California wildflowers echoing the natural beauty all around us. A guide to flower hammering will be included in the class for further experimenting at home! Students may bring extra materials to experiment with any extra foliage, thick watercolor paper and natural fabrics are great for this project.

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Advanced Shibori Indigo Dyeing AUGUST 24TH 11:00AM-1:00PM

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For those who have taken the Shibori Indigo dyeing workshop, we look forward to seeing you again at this advanced class! We will be once again brewing a vat of indigo, and this time we will be covering three traditional styles of ancient Japanese Shibori. Together we will experiment with Arashi (storm) Shibori by wrapping and scrunching our material on a long pole, Kumo (spiderweb) Shibori by binding pebbles into our material, and Nui (stitched) Shibori with needle and thread over a hand drawn design. We will use one or more of these techniques to design and create a one of a kind 12 x 36 inch linen wall hanging, which we will dye, dry, and finish by fixing to a length of local driftwood.

Light refreshments will be served, and each guest is welcome to bring a small piece or two of their own to dye at the end, which must be 100% natural fiber.

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