Only last week there was no sign of the madder but today she is there, thrusting vigorously upward, reaching for the sky. This is how we begin our 2012 growing season! A promising start after an unusual Spring. It’s going to be a good year. I can feel it!
- Mira Sophia
We have been working on some swatches. Making lots of over dye swatches with beautifully knitted fibers. Checkout http://www.admknitting.com/ who we have collaborated with on the swatches.
The workshop was awesome! Thanks everyone who made it out. It makes us happy to share an age old process.
Gain a hands-on understanding of the processes involved in using plant material to create naturally dyed fabrics. Workshop includes lecture and demonstration of using raw plant materials to make madder root red and marigold yellow. Leave workshop with a handkerchief or bracelet.
It is on October 21 from 10-1
Space is limited. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are super excited that our first year of growing our madder root has turned out a success! Madder root is what the red coats used for their red. It makes an alizarin red or a Turkey Red. The root is what is used for harvesting as a dye. Patience is a virtue though, as it takes 2-3 years to mature into usable dye.
Just found this book at the Book Trader’s in olde city and am excited to read it!!
We are now selling our products at Art in the Age store in old city on 3rd and Arch! Check out our stuff! On the 23rd were doing a workshop at the store from 6-8. Checkout the Art in the Age blog to RSVP.
These are the new perfume oils we have created. We created one specifically for Art in the Age that has a rustic woody/mossy scent. Our other scents are called Trees and Soil and Wood burning Stove. Stop in the store and check them out!
Our show Sustaining Spring just ended and it was very successful! First fridays are super packed in Art in the Age!
On May 14, we are part of another show. This one is jewelry specific; The Arc of Hunterdon County Jewelry show. We will be selling our Apothecary necklaces filled with old dyestuff. Come if you can!
These apothecary necklaces are filled with indigo pigment. The pigment settles at the bottom and separates from the rest of the liquid. When stirred or shaken it becomes much like a mini indigo vat. A real vat must be stirred each day.
Bodyfields Performance Collective will be having dance shows this week! Please attend. We did the dyework for the costumes in the show. Wonderful dance work! Please come! Shows are the 5th and the 7th. Go to…http://www.bodyfieldscollective.com/ and enjoy!
We recently started selling on Etsy. If you go to the shop bar above the link is also there.