Local natural dyer Amanda de Beaufort will introduce participants to the age old process of botanical dyeing—the process of using plants to create sustainable, toxin-free dye. In this workshop participants will learn how to make their own paints from plants, flowers and other natural extracts. Working on fabric and paper, participants will come home with the knowledge on how to create a rainbow of different colors using modifiers and other techniques including using natural thickeners. Botanic
In this workshop local natural dyer Amanda de Beaufort will explore the ancient blue dye indigo. You will learn how to create your own indigo Vat from scratch and the basics of working with a living Vat. Amanda will demonstrate basic shibori techniques including folding, twisting and bunching cloth to create bold patterns. Each participant will leave with a tea towel of their own creation. Participants are also encouraged to bring their own small sized natural fiber
This workshop will focus on exploring the basics of naturally dyeing with plants, eco-printing and creating paints from plants and minerals. Each participant will leave with a silk scarf of their own creation. Participants are also encouraged to bring their own small sized natural fiber (cotton, wool, silk, linen, etc.) garment or item to dye as well as any fresh or old/dried flowers. Any synthetic content will not be suitable for dyeing.
A most enchanting extravaganza known as the SQUAM ART FAIR! This one-night-only event brings together some of the most talented artisans working today. Tucked off the road in an exquisite woodland setting filled with strings of twinkle lights and ice lanterns, the fair has a wide range of gorgeous art and handcrafted wares including pottery, jewelry, stationery, textiles, vintage fabrics, exquisite hand dyed yarns and other delicious material.