New ethereal silk ribbons marbled in shades of blushing pink and lilac are now in the shop! Perfect for the first bouquets of the season, Easter baskets, or a little something blue for springtime brides.
Registration for early spring workshops is now open! I'll be hitting the road in 2017, with new course offerings at Snow Farm in Massachusetts and Peters Valley in New Jersey. These immersive programs give us the time to really get our hands dirty, and students can take advantage of studio access outside of class time. Looking forward to meeting new friends and craftspeople there! Check out the full lineup here.
Two Day Intensive
Peters Valley School of Craft, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
May 13 & 14, 2017
room and board available
Participants in this two day intensive will be introduced to the world of beautiful, accessible, and sustainable botanical dyes. Learn the basics of selecting and preparing fibers, extracting color from a variety of plant materials, and fixing natural dyes to fabric. We’ll discuss the history of natural dye use, and explore some contemporary applications of pattern. If you'd like tobring items made from natural fiber fabric you will have the opportunity to experiment with them in the dye pot. No previous experience required.
Delve into the broad world of fabric marbling! Uncover the secrets of Japanese suminagashi, then explore the colorful world of Western-style pattern making. Topics include the history and ideology behind each technique and how to select fabrics, prepare a marbling vat, and create permanent prints. Once familiar with the process, students can develop their own style to print two silk scarves. All welcome.
Developed in 4th century Egypt, Coptic books have beautiful linked stitches that stretch across the spine and open flat, perfect for a sketchbook or journal. Each student will complete the binding of a book in class. All levels of experience welcome! Students are invited but not required to bring decorative papers they would like to use for their book's cover.
The wonderful team at Oh Happy Day will be hosting four marbling workshops in their San Fransisco studio this November! Fabric Marbling, Paper Marbling, and Japanese Marbling are now open for registration - sign up for just one session or take all three courses to become a master marbler!
Last fall, I created a series of marbled patterns in collaboration with Galison. Today they bedeck a suite of stationery and desk accessories, now in stores. Thanks to the design team at Galison for transforming my work into these brilliant goods!
With spring now finally arrived, I've returned to my dyepots to create silk ribbons in natural shades complementing some of my favorite marbled patterns. It is nice to get back to dyeing! These suites of ribbon share subtle but harmonious shades drawn from nature, perfect to bedeck a bouquet or floral crown.
Bouquets and crowns having been much on my mind, as I'll be getting married in October myself! Plenty of time to search out my own perfect palette. I'll keep you apprised.
I've had a long winter developing new patterns and colorways, which have slowly been appearing in the shop. Besides the many ribbons, a new collection of marbled notecards is now available. These feature some of the patterns I'm most proud of! Available singly or in a set of six, the notecards are offset printed with soy- and vegetable-based inks on recycled paper. They're a good excuse to send a friend some springtime cheer.
Happy new year! As you might have noticed, there have been some changes around here. A new website, new blog, and a new shop design as well! Subscribers will need to update their RSS feeds to continue receiving posts, and there is now an option at right to receive blog posts by email if you prefer. Please bear with me as I continue to tweak things around here (links to previous content will be wonky), but do contact me if you have any trouble with the new site or shop.
I've also updated the shop with some spools of colorfully marbled ribbon; more to come in the next month!
For one special evening in December I'll be leading a Stationery Marbling Workshop at the beautiful studio of textile artist Maryanne Moodie. Join us in creating your own palette and patterns to bedeck a suite of notecards and gift tags!
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
6:30 - 9:00 pm
hosted by the Maryanne Moodie Studio in Brooklyn