Monday, June 8, 2015

A change is in the wind!

Good morning!  It is such a lovely day here in my neighborhood that I really didn't want to come inside to make a blog post.  But I have to reach a lot of people in a hurry because of a scheduling change, so here I am.  I am still bubbling over from taking the Adire/Indigo workshop with Angie Knowles at the Life Enrichment Center in Tampa, FL.  A million ideas are running through my head for using the Casava Paste Resist.

First of all, I had better let everyone know that the date for the next Eco Dye Workshop at the Pioneer Florida Museum in Dade City, FL is going to be June 28th instead of June 21st.  We forgot it was Father's Day when the schedule was made up.  So be sure to change the date on your calendars.

Now, for a little treat, I would like to show you some of the beautiful work done in the workshop with Angie Knowles.  If you have never heard of using Casava Paste Resist, you may look up Adire on Google.  By all means look up "images for Adire" on Google and see the stunning designs possible with using Casava Paste as a resist.
Casava Paste Resist through several stencils on cotton, then indigo dyed

More lovely resist patterns after dyeing and rinsing. and removing the resist.

Cecilia Ferrer's stencil & paste work was lovely

Dianne Gardner-Rhoden's large stenciled Adire piece beautifylly done.


  1. James, I just spent a very enjoyable Sunday morning reading through your blog and I just want to say thank you for sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm for this art. I learned so much from you already and look forward to many experiments to learn more. I may have to plan a Florida getaway from this frozen Northwoods this winter that coincides with one of your workshops!

  2. Thank you for visiting and your comment. I am so happy that this blog reaches so many people and that I am able to pass on the little I have learned about this fabulous hobby. If you do come to Florida, I teach at the Pioneer Florida Museum on the 3rd Sunday of Every month except July and August. I am in the process of arrange Saturday or weekday classes also. Just follow the blog for more information upcoming.

  3. James, I'm a little late getting over here, but so glad you enjoyed the class. I haven't done much since, my year old grandson is visiting, so taking the time to enjoy him.

  4. I've been following your fun with him on FB. Enjoy him while you can. They don't stay little for long. Thanks for stopping by, and for masking your class so enjoyable.

  5. That should be "making your class so enjoyable!"