Friday, September 19, 2014

Made from Fabric from Nature....

These are made using the ecco dyed fabric and some rust dyed fabric (we will be rust dyeing also at the workshop).

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Fabric From Nature......

                  Eco Printing Workshop, 
                       Hammersmith Farm, Glade Hill, Va.        
                                October 8, 2014  

 Eco dyeing is the process of using only plants to imprint onto fabric thru a boiling bath process.  Not all plants work, but those with high acidity work beautifully.  Print transfer allows you to capture the exact or similar shape and color of a leaf, especially fall leaves, onto silk, linen, or cotton.

On October 8 Christine Arena, the owner of the 440 acre Hammersmith farm in Glade HIll and I are hosting an eco
dyeing workshop.  We will be utilizing the very old forest and all of the plants available for our palette.  After a brief walk to the remodeled tobacco barn on the property we will use our acquired plants to make a beautiful silk scarf and a sample fabric of linen and cotton.  While that is boiling away at the Tobacco barn, we will be transported back to the farm house for a delicious luncheon prepared by Cheryl Nylund.  After lunch it's back to dying with more leaf transfer  of another kind and preparing rusted object dying ( this technique takes a few days, so you will take it home with you to process).  This whole eco process is a bit like beautiful magic.

Cost for the day is $85.00 which includes all materials, fabrics, supplies, a delicious lunch  and a great time in a great place.  Call 540-204-6827 to register .  Mastercard, Visa,  Checks or cash.

      Dogwood Leaves on Linen 

Rose leaves and Eucalyptus on silk           

Below is the flyer for the event - It's really going to be fun.  Call me to sign up - I already have 4 people signed up, so don't wait, we have a space limit.  Hope to see you there.


Saturday, April 5, 2014

New in the Studio this week...   a few new displays....

Use of a SW Virginia hay rake as a hanging rack.

An old handmade carpenters box with hooks underneath as a focal display area.

A ladder made of Franklin County tobacco sticks from the 1800's.

Rustic shelf, apothacary box, handmade treadle machine, boxes, child's wicker and other small items.
New classes beginning
April 17.
Email info this week.