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SPRING WORKSHOP AT THE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY OF NYC

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Thank you Philadelphia Inquirer!

Article featuring our fall workshop series in Bryn Athyn in The Philadelphia Inquirer.
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http://articles.philly.com/2014-10-11/entertainment/54873765_1_indigo-fabric-black-walnut%5B/caption%5D

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FALL WORKSHOP SERIES! LEARN HOW TO MAKE BLUES, REDS and YELLOWS:

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September 11, 2014 · 1:43 pm

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OUR WEBSHOP IS OPEN! CLICK HERE!

-Elissa

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Production

The past few weeks have been production time. We have been trying to get things set to sell and also get press
materials ready for our upcoming events/show. Our seedpacket/business cards are printed and ready. Below is
our plot right now. We have been consistently harvesting the marigolds to make our yellow dye and plan to
harvest our indigofera tinctoria for blue shortly.

Our dye process first requires scouring the fabric (cleaning/boiling fabric thoroughly), mordanting the fabric
(alum used in pickling often helps bond the dye to the fiber), and then dyeing the fabric. To extract the yellow
dye from the marigolds we boil them. For madder root, we briefly boil the root, then immerse the fabrics.
These are the first few shirts, there are many more to come!

-Elissa

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