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Color Swatches

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.

-Elissa

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Our workshop at the Design Center

The workshop was awesome! Thanks everyone who made it out. It makes us happy to share an age old process.

-Elissa

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Design Philadelphia workshop

Red and Yellow Plant Dye Workshop

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

Wheelchair accessible.
Admission: $5
Space is limited. RSVP  to blueredyellow.designs@gmail.com
http://www.blueredandyellow.com

 

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Madder matters

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!!

-Elissa

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Bodyfields Performance Collective FRINGE SHOW

Bodyfields Performance Collective is performing a Fringe show starting tonight!!!!  Performances are tonight at 9 and tomorrow at 6pm and at 9pm. We did the dyework for their costumes. Please come and bring friends.

http://www.bodyfieldscollective.com/index.html


-Elissa

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Art in the Age Workshop! Come!

-Elissa

 

 

 

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Selling at Art in the Age

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!

-Elissa

 

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Bodyfields Performance Collective show

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!

-Elissa

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Corzo Center website

The grant BLUEREDYELLOW received from The University of the Arts’ Corzo Center for the Creative Economy was featured on their new website! Thanks again Corzo Center!!

-Elissa

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Woad dyeing

There are still companies that do woad-indigo dyeing. Woad creates the indigo pigment and it is considered by some to be a weed. Its origin is from England; Tender Co. celebrates woad in its native environment. Tender Co. works with Woad-Inc. in Norfolk to do the actual dyeing.

Woad is not quite as strong as the indigo plant. You need more of the plant to dye with and often an increased number of dips for a darker blue.  Because it is often looked upon as a weed (particularly in the U.S.), it is easy to pull and make your neighbors happy.

The Hillside is now working with Tender Co. to produce a woad-dyed cloth.

-Elissa

 

 

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