Botanical & Rust Dyed Scarves
This class is a journey through a garden of your own creation to wear when you need the soft embrace of Mother Nature.
Fabric pieces are laid on the table, littered with fallen leaves, bygone rose petals, neglected rusty relics of iron and copper, perhaps sprinkled with tea or marigolds. Bundles of nature are wrapped, bound, and steamed then left to transcend and create magic.
Raw silk gauze scarf lengths of fabric will be dyed. While the scarf fabrics are simmering we will rust and botanical dye small pieces of fabrics that you may want to stitch onto your final scarf piece or use in other projects later on.
I will show you how to finish the scarves with my hand-sewn hem method using embroidery floss and running stitch. If you choose to bring buttons or old lace these can be added on the ends or maybe some rhinestone chain to add bling.
You must be prepared to smell the heady aroma of eucalyptus and onion skins steaming and be open to the surprise transformation of the dye process.
Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:
2 scarf blanks, fabrics, dyes, embroidery thread and needles, botanicals and other goodies.
Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
I will have extra scarf blanks for sale as well as some vintage lace, etc. for embellishment.
Please contact me if you have any questions
For your convenience, you may pre-order your materials for classes! Your materials will be waiting for you at the retreat. And you can always purchase additional materials at the retreat.
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