I am just beginning to “unpack” the content and experiences I had last week at Arrowmont in Catharine Ellis’ Natural Dye workshop. The volume of information we were introduced to, along with the actual practices we were absorbing, was tremendous and overwhelming – towards the end of the week it was almost as if a bomb had exploded in my brain – an indigo-cochineal-weld-ferrous bomb – shaken, stirred, dissolved, precipitated…I feel like the cloth we worked with – now primed to soak up as much as I can following this most intensive week of learning! I am so grateful to Catharine for making the space and providing the energy for this experience…I am also indebted to the fabulous workshop participants whose individual contributions to the body of understanding were, for me, an essential part of the process. I am overflowing with joy and an urgent desire to get to work!! First up: my organic indigo vat. Meanwhile, here are some images from the week (click on a thumbnail to open the gallery). Many thanks to Jane Cooper for supplying a few of these images.
Final day of the natural dye print workshop (this past Sunday) - a resounding success! Thank you to all who participated! I’m also grateful for the space and facilities at the SEFAA Center. 🎉More images in stories.
Scenes from Day 1 of the Printing w/Natural Dyes workshop at the SEFAA Center.
Contemplating. Studio vignette.
Meanwhile…3-d work in progress.
Some examples of print/paint process with #naturaldyes. I’m teaching a 2-day IRL workshop in mid-September - more info from me soon or visit @sefiberarts / fiberartsalliance.org for their workshop listings. Space is limited.
Strange year for me, much of it spent outside of the studio - but that’s about to change….I began cutting and assembling these pieces earlier this year, a continuation of the stitched module series I started during “lock-down” last year. Now I’m preparing these for framing.
@swancoachhousegallery Summer Invitational continues through August 12th.
Swan Summer Invitational opens tomorrow. @swancoachhousegallery Second opening reception this Sunday, June 6th 1-5. Online shop launches on 6/8. Show closes in August.