Tuesday, August 18, 2015

A New Day is Coming!

I realize that it is still August and that it is very hot and humid for many of you, but it is time to start thinking of a new Dye/Print Season beginning in September.  My first workshop will be held at the Pioneer Florida Museum on my birthday, September 20th.  I thought it a good way to celebrate my birthday with good friends.  We will still be doing eco printing on paper and fabric for those newcomers, but most of the workshop will be dedicated to indigo.  We will continue the lessons in Shibori techniques and will venture into resist dyeing using Cassava paste resist and introducing clay resist.  The workshops will continued to be held on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 9am to 4pm.  Contact the Pioneer Florida Museum at (352) 567-0262 to make reservations.

We are coming to that time of year when color pigments are nearing their peaks and harvest time is not too far away.  Keep your eyes open to what is happening in Nature around you and you will be able to identify dye sources and good printing materials. If you don't have time to print or dye now, youcan preserve by drying or freezing the materials until better opportunities present themselves.