During the monthly open studio event at Cathedral Park Place, Megan Rothstein of Fringe Benefits Weaving will open her weaving studio to visitors. Visitors will have a chance to Interested visitors can try a basic kumihimo pattern on a simple foam or cardboard braiding loom.
Everyone is welcome to come to the R A W Textiles Studio in St Johns and meet the designer Rio Wrenn to see what she has cooking. Literally, she will have a dye pot going and will be demonstrating a technique called Hapa Zome which is a Japanese word for leaf dye. This demo will … Continue reading “R A W Textiles Open House and Designer Sale *FREE”
This 7 hour workshop intensive will explore techniques developed by Rio Wrenn and inspired by the ancient craft of Kalamakari from India. By using natural fibers such as silk, and basic elements such as iron and various tannins we will explore the magic of printing and dyeing. This workshop is for all levels and can … Continue reading “Beginning To Dye with Tannin and Iron”
October is the month for black walnut dye! You will learn how to dye fabric using a seasonal Portland street plant with no chemical mordants. One of the most simple natural dyes, black walnut transforms into a beautiful, warm lovely brown. There will be two dye bathes. One is readymade which is prepared a week … Continue reading “Black Walnut Dye Workshop with Emi Joyce”