Sunday Afternoon Workshop Series
Join Miel and Danielle of Wild Rose Farm for an afternoon of skill sharing and playing with fresh, farm grown indigo bounty!
*We will all process the fresh plant together.
*I’ll bring clips and cord to play with creating resist areas for anyone who wants to, and show some of my favorite folds and ties.
*You’ll bring 1-3 white/undyed silk or wool textiles (clothing, pieces of cloth). If you have no silk or wool, you can try cotton. I’ve gotten some pretty results with cotton, but the pigment takes to protein fibers like silk or wool much better.
*You’ll learn a little about Indigo as a category of plants, Japanese Indigo specifically (which is who we’ll be working with), hear about how easy they are to grow, and witness the gorgeous blue/aqua/turquoise pigments they can impart as a fresh plant!
Space and supplies are limited, so please email Miel at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm that you will attend!
Sliding scale workshop fee $20-40
Photo credit: Candace Hope/all rights reserved
Crafting and Spelling Protective Charms
For this workshop we will be co-creating protective charms for our living spaces, working with plant allies to create energetic boundaries.
We'll discuss some traditions of using protective plants in Europe, respectful ways to approach plants when we want to work with them, techniques to help us tap into our intuition when crafting protections, and how to get clear about the intentions of our boundaries.
We will then craft our charms and end with a ritual to charge them with our intentions.
Materials will be provided, but if there is something special that you know you would like to incorporate, feel free to bring it to weave in to your protection.
Please bring a notebook for notes and a writing exercise.
Sliding scale workshop fee is $20-40
Space is limited, so please email Miel at email@example.com to confirm that you will attend!
Bundle Dyeing, or eco printing, is a technique that involves wrapping plants in cloth and then steaming or boiling the bundles to transfer the plant pigments (and often a clear outline of the plant shape) to the fabric.
In this workshop we will be working primarily with farm grown Eucalyptus, Marigolds, and Rose leaf. We will be co-mordanting in Iron pots.
All materials provided and each participant will leave with two dyed silk scarves.
Sliding scale fee for this workshop is $30-60
Space for this class is limited! Because the material costs for this workshop are higher, payment is required to reserve your spot!
To register and arrange payment, email Miel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please register by October 10!