Making natural dye necklaces at the Denton Community Market this Saturday. See you there!
Last Saturday’s Natural Body Care Workshop was a hit! All of us learned great ways to use natural ingredients to concoct homemade lip balms, perfumes, and lotions. Everyone took home a great booklet of recipes for even more ways to use herbs and oils for our deserving bodies and home spaces. Thank you Aryton for leading a wonderful class and empowering others to make and create their own essential body care products in the future.
My favorite moment was laying my head back with an avocado face mask and green tea bags in my eyes listening to the trees and farm sounds. Every workshop held at the Cardo’s Farm makes for a very special day.
While in Houston this past weekend I stopped by the Houston Contemporary Craft Center. I love that place so much. Before I began my fibers degree at UNT in 2007, my older sister introduced me to the craft center and it forever has inspired me to create.
Works by artists Clare Finin, Rebecca Drolen, Robert Thomas Mullen and Deme Wolfe-Power are currently on display until May 26th.
Hank’s piece “Valkyrie” made it as a finalist to the Hunting Art Prize! We spent the last weekend at the fancy reception in Houston with 109 other texas finalist. All the work was top notch and it was great meeting many young artists at the reception. The food was delicious too!
pure + simple : natural dyeing for beginners
thurs may 16th 6:00pm - 8:00pm
at the dime store
Come join as for the Dimes Store’s First Workshop!
Many contemporary artists have begun to experiment with the age-old art form of natural dyeing because of its historical and sustainable significance. Unlike synthetic dyes, plant dyes derive from an entirely renewable, biodegradable, and non-toxic source. In this class, participants will learn the process of natural dyeing with materials that you can find in your local grocery store, garden, and natural environment. We will experiment with pre-prepped dye solutions from plant materials that have the power to be colorfast on fabric without the use of additives or mordants. This makes them simple, safe, and perfect for beginner natural dye artists!
Participants will leave with swatches and dye recipes to take home to use as a reference for future natural dyeing adventures.
Amazing garments designed and constructed by Johanna Verngren. Garments modeled by the lovely Hannah Blevens.
Weaving in the background woven by Hannah Blevens.
Product shots of the Jessie all-purpose case for the “Shred to Sell” sustainability project at UNT.
9 Nigerian wax cloth patterns. Lining, binding, and band constructed in recycled tees.
Pop-up store event takes place tomorrow! Find details at the Shred to Sell event page.