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Specialty Workshops

Register by May 8th and receive 10% Off Tuition

Financial Aid and/or Scholarships  are available for all of our workshops to assist with tuition costs!

 

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Ages 15+

Saturday June 25, 2016 12:00pm-3:00pm

$45 Nonmembers $35 Members   Register Now!

Anyone who wears jeans is familiar with the beautiful blues that result from dyeing with indigo.  However, achieving these hues can be a challenge.  This dye starts blue, turns yellow, then green, before it returns to its trademark blue. Learn how to achieve rich color with this chemically complex dye. If you are a quilter, sewer or other fiber artist, learning to work with indigo increases your creative options. Or if you just want to play with this medium, this is a great class!

Participants may bring three personal items* to dye including apparel or small home goods.  Possibilities include tee shirts, pillow cases, a summer dress, linen pants, scarves, tote bags or table napkins.  The items don’t have to be new, nor do they have to be white, but they should be a natural fiber such as cotton, linen or silk. The process of dying can be messy, so wear clothing that you don’t mind dripping dye on.

*Note: Although we can’t accommodate large and heavy items such as bedding and rugs, depending on time and enrollment, we may be able to dye additional personal items.

 

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Ages 15+

Saturdays July 9 & 16, 2016 12:00pm-3:00pm

$60 Nonmembers $50 Members   Register Now!

Weave something beautiful to hold your garden harvest or farmer’s market buys. Create two different styles of oak baskets in this two-day workshop. All materials are supplied.