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Foragers Delight Dye & Sew Class


"If you go down to the woods today, You're sure of a big surprise.... because today's the day the teddy bears have their picnic." -- Teddy Bear Picnic, creepeist song ever written.

"If you go down to the woods today, You're sure of a big surprise....
because today's the day the teddy bears have their picnic." -- Teddy Bear Picnic, creepeist song ever written.

DAY ONE: 1:00 pm...Join Coulter on one of her weekend day-trips out to the fields, woods & lakes looking for plants & berries for fabric dyeing. We'll pile in the van, head out, probably trespass, & see what we can find....early black walnuts if we're lucky, sumac for sure, some goldenrod maybe, muscadines....who knows. We'll see. Then we go back to the YaloRUN Studio House kitchen on Blount Street and prep our fabrics, make our dye baths, and dye our fabrics. This part will be happening in the late afternoon so there will be kitchen wine & porch cocktails.

Bear dyed in sumac berries next to a future bear dyed in muscadine.

Bear dyed in sumac berries next to a future bear dyed in muscadine.

DAY TWO: 10:00 am...Meet at YaloRUN Studio House on Blount Street to pull the fabrics from the baths. Best part!!! We'll heat set them & go to YaloRUN Textiles where we will use our newly hand dyed material to make cute lil teddy bears! From woods to studio to woods again. Full circle. Kids love these bears, make great gifts.

2 day workshop + all materials ( dye mordants, whatever we find in the woods, muslin, thread, polyfill) + access to the studio all week if you need extra sewing time + cocktails = $70. Class size limited to 5 because that's how many people can fit in my van.

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* day one you'll need to wear boots and bring garden gloves.

** If it rains we'll get wet but if it rains real bad then we'll forage my freezer & the Piggly Wiggly.

 

Earlier Event: September 8
Tuesday Knit Club
Later Event: September 28
Kids' Week #1: Hold-My-Stuff Tote!