Themis and Thread designer Jesse Junko Beardslee will be leading a dyeing workshop Wednesday August 7th at Hector Handmade from 6-7 in Hector, New York highlighting some favorite safe and natural dye stuffs like onion skins. All supplies will be provided for you to create a unique piece of wearable art. Organic Cotton bandanas will be available along with a work book to take home for your own experimenting.
Bandanas will be pre treated and the natural dye baths will already be prepared. All of the information you need to practice this skill will be available in a convenient package you can take home and do yourself anytime. This class will be taught casually outdoors on the 100 acre Lilly Family Farm on 414 at the Gift Shop and Gallery, Hector Handmade. The dye baths will be hot, and safety will be simple, but caution and care should be taken.
Shibori, bundle and tie dyeing techniques will be taught as well as how to use flower petals, coffee grounds and onion skins for home dyeing. All supplies included as well as take home information and of course your new textile art for $35 when you pay in person to reserve your spot at Hector Handmade before Wednesday August 7th. $37 when you pay online with a credit card.
We had an incredibly successful Denim Drive! Many thanks to all contributors! After sorting, counting and packing we diverted over HALF A TON of unwanted denim from the landfill! 765 pieces have been shipped to Blue Jeans Go Green's recycling center in Arizona. Blue Jeans Go Green does not cover shipping costs, so we are still seeking sponsorship partners to share in the the recycling campaign press. Any little bit helps, so please consider making any size donation you can afford to help with this recycling effort. There were many more pieces of good denim which were donated but not 90-100% cotton which were donated to Thrifty Shopper, a part of the Rescue Mission benefiting homeless shelters in New York State.