Workshops

seeing red

The last workshop of the summer with Michele Wipplinger of Earthues, focused on natural red dyes: cochineal, madder, lac and quebracho red. Michele brought textiles from around the globe to draw inspiration from. She always sets a beautiful stage. even the farm barns...

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pulp clouds

once there was a way to get back to the land and an incredible woman, papermaker and steward of the land, Velma took us on a journey with some tools some plant stuff from the farm some shredding the pressing of the natural creations we made paper it was HOT (90...

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pipe dreams

with a few simple tools, a few guiding principles, and her steadfast instruction, Joan Morris brought the techniques of arashi shibori [Japanese pole binding] to Long Ridge Farm, coupled with three unique indigo dye vats. the work was so sweet. poles were wrapped...

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milk of the moon

a special workshop began today here at the farm. it's always serendipity when a class comes together. and this is a sweet and peaceful gathering. from California, Kansas, Illinois, Pennsylvania, New York and New England the energy to create is focused. Joan Morris is...

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have dyepots will travel

Through Vermont I traveled this morning on long windy roads and farmlands past the ravage of Irene's wrath. new bridges reuniting towns so torn apart to arrive at a fiber oasis Six Loose Ladies shop in Proctorsville VT with a few more than six loose ladies and a few...

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Whose woods these are…

...they came to know.our fieldwork with India is done and it was a profound experience for each and every one of us.16 women came to learn and soak in what India offered us. as the days stitched together so did our relationships with each...

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Color Institute East begins

The Color Institute workshop is underway here at the farm. First day gave us scorching temperatures with high humidity. But the class of 10 are eager to learn and increase our levels of expertise in color theory with Michele Wipplinger at the helm. Her experience with...

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Blue Fingers in Ohio

Teaching the art of dyeing with indigo in Medina, Ohio was just great. I flew home with blue fingers but left behind 16 students who can now dye confidently with pure indigo using a reduction vat.From the east coast to the mid-west rain had plagued the...

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An art exhibit perhaps?

Artist, Joan Morris' art exhibit opens today through July 31stAidron Duckworth Art Museum21 Bean Rd, Meriden, NHTextile Works of Art: 2009-2011Be inspired! Please visit Joan's show. She is an artist extraordinaire and dedicated instructor in the art of shaped resist...

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