One Day Workshops in Natural Dyeing
Held at Long Ridge Farm
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Nancy Zeller of Long Ridge Farm is celebrating thirteen years of raising sheep and particularly the most rare and endangered CVM/Romeldale. Long Ridge Farm has won numerous prize ribbons for raw fleeces, is recognized nationally for their involvement with CVM/Romeldales and continues to produce breeding stock lambs from their flock of CVM/Romeldale sheep. Nancy received a BA in Art from UNH at Keene, NH and has been immersed in natural dyeing since 2005. In 2007 she studied Khiva traditional crafts, in partnership with artisans of Khiva, Uzbekistan and American artisan mentors, focusing on natural dyeing. Nancy studied in France in 2010 with Denise Lambert, owner of Bleu de Pastel de Lectoure, and Michel Garcia, founder of Couleur Garance and of the Botanical Garden of Dye Plants and has studied extensively with Michele Wipplinger, owner of Earthues, Seattle, WA. In April 2011 she attended ISEND 2011, the International Symposium and Exposition on Natural Dyes in La Rochelle, France. In 2012 Nancy traveled to Australia to study with India Flint. In June 2013 she traveled to Rwanda, Africa, on a humanitarian project to assist a group of 35 Rwandan woman expand their color line of handspun, naturally dyed yarns. You can read more about Nancy’s relationship with the project under the Products tab ~ Colors for Rwanda. Long Ridge Farm is host to natural dyeing and related topics with internationally known artists each summer. Nancy teaches natural dyeing by request throughout the country and at Long Ridge Farm, produces and naturally dyes her own line of fibers and textiles, custom dyes for Green Mountain Spinnery and other individual requests. You can visit Nancy at fiber shows through the year in the Northeast or by visiting her studio at Long Ridge Farm.
Fabulous instructors that have taught at the farm across the years:
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