spring workshops

The long list of spring workshops is now posted and open for registration! In addition, the Sewing Seeds program at TAC is now accepting applications to its summer residency. The residency is a fantastic 6-week opportunity to access local natural dyes, use the studio, and engage the community by creating site-specific work in the natural dye garden in Bushwick. What could be better?

image courtesy of Sewing Seeds

workshop: hapa zome with sewing seeds

Join me this Wednesday for a free workshop in the Sewing Seeds Garden to learn the technique of hapa zome, making prints with the natural colorants in plants. Students will use the plants in the dye garden to print, pattern, and experiment on paper. Our hapa zome creations will then be used to bind a small book, so we may take the sunny garden home with us. Materials will be provided by the Textile Arts Center. All ages welcome!

Hapa Zome Booklet Workshop

Sewing Seeds Natural Dye Garden

Bergen Street & 4th Avenue, Brooklyn

Wednesday, September 4, 5-8pm

please rsvp to sewingseeds@textileartscenter.com

sewing seeds

I've been hard at work at the Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn as an intern on Sewing Seeds, an amazing natural dye outreach and education project. We are preparing for the inaugural season of our Natural Dyes CSA, which will transform an abandoned 1000 sq ft lot in the heart of Brooklyn into a natural dye garden! However, we have some start-up costs for such an undertaking. Check out my animation and help us raise $2200 to build the garden and become a part of sustainable practices in Brooklyn. sewing seeds

We will shortly be looking for CSA members whose shares will fund the planting and upkeep of the garden once it is built, and in turn receive 3 batches of dye plants, dye recipes, and several hands on workshops. I'll be posting more information soon!