Sewing Seeds

Photo Essay: Gowanus Dye Map Progress

Sewing Seeds is excited to announce that we have been researching dye plants in our beloved Gowanus area, and that we are compiling a map for all of our fellow foragers! Below are some images of our process from harvesting

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Photo Essay: Gowanus Dye Map Progress

Sewing Seeds is excited to announce that we have been researching dye plants in our beloved Gowanus area, and that we are compiling a map for all of our fellow foragers! Below are some images of our process from harvesting

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Introducing Sewing Seeds Summer Resident, Ricki Dwyer!

Ricki Dwyer is our new Sewing Seeds Artist in Residence for the summer! Ricki is a textile artist who comes to us by way of San Francisco. She started her undergrad at Pratt in Brooklyn, NY and completed it for Fibers

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Introducing Sewing Seeds Summer Resident, Ricki Dwyer!

Ricki Dwyer is our new Sewing Seeds Artist in Residence for the summer! Ricki is a textile artist who comes to us by way of San Francisco. She started her undergrad at Pratt in Brooklyn, NY and completed it for Fibers

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Brooklyn Grange + Sewing Seeds!

Sewing Seeds recently partnered with the Brooklyn Grange for the Growing Color project. Growing Color brings awareness about natural dyes to wider audiences through the cultivation and identification of natural dye plants in public spaces. Sewing Seeds offers natural dye plant

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Brooklyn Grange + Sewing Seeds!

Sewing Seeds recently partnered with the Brooklyn Grange for the Growing Color project. Growing Color brings awareness about natural dyes to wider audiences through the cultivation and identification of natural dye plants in public spaces. Sewing Seeds offers natural dye plant

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Fashion Revolution Day // Ethical Fibers Guide

Fashion Revolution asks all of us to pose one critical question tomorrow: “Who made my clothes?”   On the anniversary of the 2013 Rana Plaza collapse, Fashion Revolution Day serves the world with a powerful reminder to continue taking steps

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Fashion Revolution Day // Ethical Fibers Guide

Fashion Revolution asks all of us to pose one critical question tomorrow: “Who made my clothes?”   On the anniversary of the 2013 Rana Plaza collapse, Fashion Revolution Day serves the world with a powerful reminder to continue taking steps

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Tumbleweed Colony

Sewing Seeds is proud to present TUMBLEWEED COLONY,  a site-specific gathering by Abigail Doan, inspired by urban resilience, botanical finds, and gathered flotsam. Join us this coming May 7th, from 7-11PM, at the Wythe Hotel, for an evening of celebration of

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Tumbleweed Colony

Sewing Seeds is proud to present TUMBLEWEED COLONY,  a site-specific gathering by Abigail Doan, inspired by urban resilience, botanical finds, and gathered flotsam. Join us this coming May 7th, from 7-11PM, at the Wythe Hotel, for an evening of celebration of

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Painting with Earth Pigments and Soymilk

Here at Sewing Seeds, we decided to step back briefly from the plants and try our hand at different ways of naturally coloring fabric – earth pigments! The use of earth pigments is nothing new; people have been working with

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Painting with Earth Pigments and Soymilk

Here at Sewing Seeds, we decided to step back briefly from the plants and try our hand at different ways of naturally coloring fabric – earth pigments! The use of earth pigments is nothing new; people have been working with

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Synthetic Fibers & Natural Dyes: Success and Fun at our Latest Sewing Seeds Workshop!

We’re happy to share Sewing Seeds latest project! On January 29th we ventured down to Industry City Distillery to lead a workshop on dyeing synthetic fibers with natural dyes. Our Sewing Seeds coordinator, Nicole Asselin, started off the workshop by

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Synthetic Fibers & Natural Dyes: Success and Fun at our Latest Sewing Seeds Workshop!

We’re happy to share Sewing Seeds latest project! On January 29th we ventured down to Industry City Distillery to lead a workshop on dyeing synthetic fibers with natural dyes. Our Sewing Seeds coordinator, Nicole Asselin, started off the workshop by

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Growing Color: New Sewing Seeds Project Installed!

We’re so excited to show our latest project – natural dye plant ID tags! Sewing Seeds recently received support from the New York Restoration Project to create Growing Color, a project that labels existing dye plants in New York community

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Growing Color: New Sewing Seeds Project Installed!

We’re so excited to show our latest project – natural dye plant ID tags! Sewing Seeds recently received support from the New York Restoration Project to create Growing Color, a project that labels existing dye plants in New York community

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NYC Permaculture Festival 2014

Sewing Seeds has been working with The Old Stone House in Brooklyn to cultivate natural dyes from garden plants.  To conclude the summer season, The Old Stone House hosted a New York Permaculture Exchange event, the NYC Permaculture Festival, of which Sewing Seeds was happily

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NYC Permaculture Festival 2014

Sewing Seeds has been working with The Old Stone House in Brooklyn to cultivate natural dyes from garden plants.  To conclude the summer season, The Old Stone House hosted a New York Permaculture Exchange event, the NYC Permaculture Festival, of which Sewing Seeds was happily

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Satisfy Your Senses: Garden Workshop

Presents: Satisfy Your Senses   Garden Workshop at the Old Stone House PermaFest Saturday September 20th Come learn about different culinary and aromatherapy natural dye plants that yield beautiful colors! We will be exploring various herbs, flowers and berries that will

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Satisfy Your Senses: Garden Workshop

Presents: Satisfy Your Senses   Garden Workshop at the Old Stone House PermaFest Saturday September 20th Come learn about different culinary and aromatherapy natural dye plants that yield beautiful colors! We will be exploring various herbs, flowers and berries that will

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