When I moved to Seattle, I discovered a whole new set of interests that stem from all the natural beauty around us. Last summer, I began experimenting with dying fabric with elderberries and other fruits I found around. Dying natural linen to use at home and for props I use for my styling work. The results can be fascinating and it has been a bit of an obsession for me.
So I am very excited to announce that Chelsea Heffner of Wilcraft Studios will be coming to Seattle to teach a workshop on how to dye fabric using plants that are local to our area.
As a sample of the work, Chelsea sent me some napkins she made by dying cotton with madder root. All of the napkins turned out slighty different and aren’t they amazing? I have been using them to style food.
I find that I am drawn to styling food simply – in a very organic way. I love the idea of creating my own props whether it is by making my own ceramics (coming soon) or dying my own fabric to create the ombre effects I love or to get a specific intensity.
Here are the details for the workshop.
WHEN: Saturday, August 2.
WHERE: Aran’s studio in Seattle.
FEE: $200 (includes lunch and materials)
Selfishly, I cannot wait for this class. Hope you will join us.