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 community efforts, sustainability and creativity, and exploration of new frontiers of natural dyes.




Creative contributors include Sasha Duerr of the Permacouture Institute, Lily Piyathaisere from Gamma Folk, Arian Franz from The Greater Goods, Kathleen Dycaico from Gutter Rat Dyeing Co., Annelie BernerBotanical Colors , Holes in the Wall Collective and Forage + Sundry

A unique desert/urban soundscape by multimedia artist Cat Lauigan  created specially for the the event will welcome you to Tumbleweed Colony. Dance party by Andrew Raposo (Midnight Magic) and Nancy Whang (LCD Soundsystem | The Juan MacLean).

Desert drifters meet urban gardeners in saloon-bar created by Holes in the Wall Collective and Industry City Distillery and their craft spirits experimentation.


Everyone has been super busy working to create Tumbleweed Colony, and we’re excited to share some sneak peaks into the process:





Flotsam Orbs by Abigail Doan

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Studies for one-of-a-kind offering by Lily Piyathaisere from Gamma Folk

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Sculptural soap experiments by Arian Franz from The Greater Goods

You can learn more about the event and purchase your ticket HERE. Plus, see Abigail Doan and the Tumbleweed Colony team in action, learn about natural dyeing and celebrate Earth Day this April 22nd, from 6:30-9:30PM at TAC Manhattan.

All the proceeds from TUMBLEWEED COLONY will go to the Sewing Seeds program, which includes an art residency, free educational programming, creation of natural dye gardens, and development of resources on natural dyes, such as maps, tutorials and instructions. Learn more here.

We believe in natural plant dyes as a sustainable alternative for art making and textile production. We believe education is empowering and will lead to change.

Your contributions help make this project possible!

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