Today, I am thrilled to announce my upcoming workshop series for the Spring. As many of you know, I created a new blog last year, A Day in the Life
, where I currently share DIY and handmade projects. I have recently launched the Creative Sundays
workshop series designed for artists, DIY lovers and entrepreneurs like you. These workshops are designed to spark creativity and connect people, while offering an opportunity to relax and work with your hands. Without further ado, here is what I am currently offering this Spring!
Class description: Are you curious about how to work with natural indigo dye? Would you like to learn more about the intricacies of ancient Japanese Shibori? Through private lessons, you will explore the art of Shibori in a studio setting. I teach you how to work with natural indigo. Then, we practice the basic folding techniques of Itajime, Arashi, and Kumo Shibori. This class is suitable for beginners and intermediate Shibori artists. Those who have attended workshops and wish to customize their designs. You can sign-up here or contact me with any questions!
Class Description: Are you curious about how to use botanical materials, such as flowers, plants and fruits to create stunning original textiles? Do you want to learn more about essential oils and their unique properties? This workshop combines a love for natural dyeing with aromatherapy. In this half-day retreat, you will discover how to infuse your wardrobe with botanical plants which influence mood and well-being. You will gain knowledge and skills required to make your own bundle-dyed items at home, using simple ingredients which may be found in your kitchen or backyard. You will also be guided to create two custom essential oil roller ball blends, while learning about unique properties of essential oils, oil infusions and the mind/body health benefits of using aromatherapy in your daily life with Flin Grant of the Art of Essentials. You will have the opportunity to create both a scarf and 2 aromatherapy fragrance blends. The workshop space is limited to 20 participants. Don’t miss out, you can sign-up here!
You will create a beautiful marbled textile print on silk just in time for Mother’s Day.
In this workshop, we
explore the art of Ebru marbling on silk to create the perfect Summer accessory to gift. Participants will also experiment with marbled prints on paper which result in beautiful fine art prints. Space is limited to 12 guests, and you can register here
I look forward to meeting you at one of these events this Spring! My summer schedule is in the works and it will be announced shortly. There is an east L.A. indigo Shibori workshop in the works, yay! Please let me know, if you have any questions about upcoming workshops or private lessons this Spring. I hope you will follow my natural dye and DIY adventures as they unfold over on A Day in the Life.
Last Sunday, I hosted our first Summer Workshop in a series and it was a great success! Our small group of participants created a collection of beautiful and original textiles for their homes. I provided 2 tea towels and guests brought in additional items to dye.
The 3 hour workshop began with a short lesson on Shibori folding techniques and culminated in a creative burst of energy!
(left) photo by Amelia Tabullo photography, (right) photo by Hilary L Hahn via Instagram
Lucky for us, the creative Sunday afternoon was memorable and inspiring. Read more on A Day in the Life
to see the event pics, learn more about the process and everyone’s stunning results!