Archive for Natural Dyes – Page 2

Earth Pigment Painting Workshop at Culler Studio

Make the winter brighter with an Earth Pigment Painting workshop with Twisp’s own Biological Alchemist – Sara Ashford.

In this workshop you will create decorative cut fabric pieces that can be used in many ways. Quilting, table toppers, pillow tops, inserts on clothing, AND wall art!

Techniques will include painting with Japanese Surikomi brushes and pigment sticks, block printing, Japanese Sashiko stitching and archival pen.

No experience is necessary and all supplies are included in the cost of the workshop.
Pre-resigtration is required, email Sara for all the details

This workshop is held at Culler Studio in the South Warehouse, Building #10 on the TwispWorks campus.

Eco Printing at Culler Studio

Join our very own botanical alchemist, Sara Ashford, for a one-day eco printing workshop.

All materials are included and you will leave with two beautiful, hand dyed, on-of-a-kind scarves.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
This workshop will be held in Culler Studio, South Warehouse (Building #10) on the TwispWorks campus.

Meet at the Maker at Valley Goods – Sara Ashford of Culler Studio

Stop by Valley Goods Gift Shop and Holiday Emporium on Wednesday December 20th and meet local botanical alchemist Sara Ashford of Culler Studio! Talk to Sara about her work with natural dyes and shop a wide selection of hand-dyed scarves and other beautiful wearable art.

Giving beautifully made local gifts is easier than ever this year. See a bounty of hand-crafted, locally-made goodies by heading over to TwispWorks for Valley Goods: a holiday shop brought to you by Laura and Robin of Door No. 3 Print Studio.

With shop hours every day starting December 7 and continuing until the day before Christmas, Valley Goods will feature wares from more than thirty local vendors. Also not to be missed will be exclusive ‘Meet the Maker’ events and art-making sessions for kids of all ages.

“We’re really excited to feature so much local talent into one location,” says Robin Doggett, “– it’s always great to share your favorite local-made items with friends and family near and far.”

Valley Goods will be located in TwispWorks building 9, right next to Door No. 3 Print Studio and will be open 10am – 6pm Monday – Friday and 10am – 3pm during the weekend. Have a cup of Blue Star coffee and a treat while you shop!

Indigo Fun day

Learn basic Shibori techniques (clamping, folding, tying) which will create gorgeous patterns when dipped into the natural plant indigo vat. Produce a wide range of blues from pale sky to midnight. Cotton and Silk fabric will be provided but please also bring 2‐5 natural fiber items from home.

Nothing large, heavy or fuzzy items please. Thin cottons and silks are great. T-Shirts work great also. This class takes place both inside and out so dress appropriately and bring a hat and sunscreen!

This workshop will be held in Culler Studio (Building #10) on the TwispWorks campus.
Cost includes a $10 materials fee.
Pre-registration is required.

Introduction to Natural Dyes – Day 2 of a 2 Day Workshop

Learn to mordant and dye a range of colors from locally sourced plant materials and a few historic and traditional dyes such as indigo, madder and cochineal. We will grind, chop and cook to extract a beautiful range of natural colors.

All fabric will be provided and you may also bring two items to dye in the for the indigo vat on day two. No fuzzy thick items please.

This 2-day workshop will be held in Culler Studio (Building #10) on the TwispWorks campus.
Cost includes a $30 materials fee.
Pre-registration is required.