Posts Tagged 'natural'

Learning Kapa

I first encountered kapa, or barkcloth, while walking through the exhibits of the Bishop Museum in Honolulu last November. I was doing an artist residency in glass and had stumbled into the museum to do research into hula, which was

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Learning Kapa

I first encountered kapa, or barkcloth, while walking through the exhibits of the Bishop Museum in Honolulu last November. I was doing an artist residency in glass and had stumbled into the museum to do research into hula, which was

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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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Woad Classes with Denise Lambert

Will you be in Seattle early September? Looking for something creative to do? Look no further than these fantastic workshops with Denise Lambert at Botanical Colors! …happening September 13 and/or 14th! “Learn the ancient art of Woad dyeing from master dyer

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Woad Classes with Denise Lambert

Will you be in Seattle early September? Looking for something creative to do? Look no further than these fantastic workshops with Denise Lambert at Botanical Colors! …happening September 13 and/or 14th! “Learn the ancient art of Woad dyeing from master dyer

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Quill Embroidery

  This week, while visiting the Smithsonian’s national museum of the American Indian, I came across some examples of embroidery using porcupine quills. Quills are the oldest known form of Native American Embroidery, flourishing until the 18th century when glass

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Quill Embroidery

  This week, while visiting the Smithsonian’s national museum of the American Indian, I came across some examples of embroidery using porcupine quills. Quills are the oldest known form of Native American Embroidery, flourishing until the 18th century when glass

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Natural Basket Making with Matt Tommey

This weekend here at Textile Arts Center, students came in and learned about basket making from artist Matt Tommey. His work focuses on traditional Appalachian craft using all natural materials like vines (kudzu, wisteria, grapevine), branches (birch, oak, ash & poplar), long leaf

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Natural Basket Making with Matt Tommey

This weekend here at Textile Arts Center, students came in and learned about basket making from artist Matt Tommey. His work focuses on traditional Appalachian craft using all natural materials like vines (kudzu, wisteria, grapevine), branches (birch, oak, ash & poplar), long leaf

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Sewing Seeds: Safflower profile

Its a wonderful sight every time I go to the garden and see our dye plants blossoming. The plants are maturing rapidly, each container competing for my attention. Today it was the safflower that caught my eye. The stem is

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Sewing Seeds: Safflower profile

Its a wonderful sight every time I go to the garden and see our dye plants blossoming. The plants are maturing rapidly, each container competing for my attention. Today it was the safflower that caught my eye. The stem is

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FNO: “Slow Fashion” Sneak Peak (The Workshops)

The corsets are being tightened, stockings pulled up, hairspray flying so you can’t even breathe, and everyone is getting a spray tan.  Yes tonight is Fashion’s Night Out, and on top of that Ecouterre.com and Textile Arts Center’s “Celebrating Slow”

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FNO: “Slow Fashion” Sneak Peak (The Workshops)

The corsets are being tightened, stockings pulled up, hairspray flying so you can’t even breathe, and everyone is getting a spray tan.  Yes tonight is Fashion’s Night Out, and on top of that Ecouterre.com and Textile Arts Center’s “Celebrating Slow”

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Time to go Outside

Can you believe that it’s already August?  I know I sure can’t, the summer has completely flown by and I am scrambling to spend as much time outside.  There are the outdoor concerts I have yet to see, my pilgrimage

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Time to go Outside

Can you believe that it’s already August?  I know I sure can’t, the summer has completely flown by and I am scrambling to spend as much time outside.  There are the outdoor concerts I have yet to see, my pilgrimage

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