Flora & Fiber Events
Last week I had the wonderful opportunity to teach three natural dyeing workshops at the SC Jamboree hosted by the Lexington County Master Gardeners. This year's theme was 'Let's Go Native', so I fit right in with my presentation of 'A Rainbow in Your Garden-Natural Dyes'.
The participants were fantastic! They created beautiful shibori designs with Black Walnut harvested from the tree on our farm.
The class was very well received and generated quite a bit of interest for presenting more dye workshops at other local venues, as well as at Green Pastures Farm. Stay tuned for future events! Or contact me if you want to discuss scheduling a custom group workshop.
The Jamboree was also the debut of the Flora & Fiber line of handmade items.
For this first adventure, I offered hand-dyed silk scarves and merino yarn, as well as natural dye kits.
On Saturday, our Guild provided weaving and spinning demonstrations for the Spring Shearing Day at Old McCaskill's Farm in Rembert, SC. Events like this are great opportunities that generate interest in the fiber arts. Young and old love to see and hear about the process of sheep to fabric.
This is a really fun family event. For those of you in SC, you really should plan a visit to Old McCaskill's Farm. They have a great country store, a B & B, guided farm tours; well worth a stop!
In other Flora & Fiber news, I will now offer hand-dyed silk scarves in my online shop. These are 8" x 72" 100% silk scarves that I've dyed with natural dyes. Currently, I am offering marigold, Saxon blue (indigo), hibiscus, and black walnut. There are various shibori patterns. The scarves are $20. I plan to post individual photos of each scarf, but for now they are in groups.
- Let's Dye . . . . Black Walnuts
- Let's Spin . . . Blue Faced Leicester
- Natural Dyeing 101
- And here's a sneak peek of what's on my loom for a future post