Wow it has been awhile since we posted and we apologize. Here’s some of what we have been working on….
First off, we had a workshop in Kensington organized by artist Maria Moller of Hexamer Redux, a project on
historical documents that assessed the risk of fire at Philadelphia factories in the 19th century. We were part of
a workshop based on a Hexamer survey from Providence Dye Works, a dye factory that stayed in business up
until the 1950’s.
The site is currently vacant aside from Porretta’s Frame and Alignment shop off Emerald Street. Maria set up
the amazing surveys, and we setup a little dye workshop in the vacant area.
We had pre-alum-mordanted wool and cotton and foraged plants grown in the lot such as mugwort and
goldenrod to make yellows. Botanist Zya S. Levy of We the Weeds did a re-survey of the site. The surveys of
the historical site were shown at Little Berlin as part of the Manufacturing Fire exhibit.
Aside from the workshop, we have done some custom orders!
Plethora of Tees for David Eric Iacone of Least Concerned Clothing