Events





Date/Time Event Instructor
Aug 3, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Green Leaf Indigo Blue
atLong Ridge Farm
Nancy Zeller
Aug 7 - Aug 11, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tactile Notebooks & the Written Word
atLong Ridge Farm
Sandra Brownlee
Aug 15 - Aug 17, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Connections in Cloth
atLong Ridge Farm
Lorie McCown
Oct 19 - Oct 20, 2019
All Day
Rhinebeck ~ NY Sheep and Wool Festival
atDutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck, NY

Workshops

Tactile Notebooks & the Written Word

with Sandra Brownlee
Aug 7 - Aug 11, 2019 – 5 day(s)
9:00 am - 4:00 pm each day.

Tactile Notebooks & the Written Word is a 5-day workshop open to all levels and welcomes former students as well as new ones. The beautiful rural setting of Long Ridge Farm will be the focus and inspiration of this workshop. Each day students will walk, observe, gather and write, taking the time they need to immerse themselves in each experience. In the studio, they will work in their notebooks creating tactile pages that express what they have experienced in a way that honors their own nature. The objectives of this workshop are to encourage reflection and awareness grounded in the present moment; to strengthen and vitalize the connection between daily life and notebook keeping; and to foster community through meaningful dialogue between peers. I look forward to welcoming each student and spending time creating together in this amazing place. Even if you have studied with Sandra before, each workshop brings new exploration and knowledge.

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$640 Instructor will supply students with a materials list to bring

Connections in Cloth

with Lorie McCown
Aug 15 - Aug 17, 2019 – 3 day(s)
9:00 am - 4:00 pm each day.

Making art is all about making connections. We will explore mark making and composition in fiber and fabric, and make a personal statement in fiber. The students will use traditional and nontraditional fibers, and mark making to express their personal vision in the art making process. This is not a gadget class; it is a personal expression class. Radical self-expression is welcomed! Formal elements to making good art will be covered, as well as your own personal vocabulary of stitches and marks. We will endeavor to communicate the students’ ideas, stories and personal experiences through stitches and personal mark making. We will use machine, and hand stitching, embroidery, painting/marking directly on cloth, and other methods for conveying our artistic voices. Create exciting and interesting pieces of art from clothing, recycled textiles and various fibers. Let’s explore all the uses for different media, fabrics and ephemera. Let’s tell a story with cloth. Learn techniques and styles of putting together a good composition, stitching it together, either by machine or hand. We will cover fabric ideas, incorporating mixed media, various stitching and embroidery techniques, with an emphasis on hand stitching. We will have a lot of time to explore fabric manipulation, and stitching-of course! Feel free to bring any interesting fabrics or textiles you would like to incorporate into your work. Think out of the box. Handkerchiefs, t-shirts, whatever… just remember, we will be cutting, marking and stitching on them.

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$415 Instructor will supply students with a materials list to bring

One Day Workshops in Natural Dyeing

Held at Long Ridge Farm


Green Leaf Indigo Blue

with Nancy Zeller Aug 3, 2019 – 1 day(s)

Join me for a day in the garden and studio learning to grow, harvest and dye with fresh leaf Polygonum / Persicaria tinctoria. This annual species grows prolifically in the Northern hemisphere, if tended with attention, and carries a fair amount of indican to ultimately yield both subtle and deep indigo blues. You will learn plant growing basics and continue to gathering fresh Polygonum leaves, following the steps necessary to dyeing with and managing your own living indigo vat. You will also learn the process for creating a natural indigo vat known as Michel Garcia’s 1-2-3 Vat. Bring you own fibers (1# maximum). A basic supply list will be provided prior to class. Sustainable, unimaginable, phenomenal blue!!

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$150 Instructor will supply students with a materials list to bring.



Shows and Events

Rhinebeck ~ NY Sheep and Wool Festival Oct 19 - Oct 20 2019 ~ Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck, NY www.sheepandwool.com Building A booth 36 & 37

Instructors:

Sandra Brownlee

Sandra Brownlee is an artist based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where she pursues her ongoing interests in weaving, tactile notebook keeping, and teaching. She has exhibited her work extensively throughout North America in both solo and group exhibitions since the late 1970’s. Recent exhibitions include a solo exhibition at the David Kaye Gallery in Toronto, GGVMA Award exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada, and Innovators and Legends, Generations in Textiles and Fibers, organized by the Muskegon Museum of Art. Sandra Brownlee has earned her MFA in Fibers from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and her BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. She has received numerous awards including the 2014 Governor General Visual and Media Arts Saidye Bronfman Award, a Canada Council B Grant, and a Pew Fellowship in the Arts. Sandra has taught her Tactile Notebook & the Written Word workshop at many venues including Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Shakerag Workshop, Maiwa Textile Symposium, Long Ridge Farm, Big Cat Textiles, Committed to Cloth, and the Contemporary Textiles Studio (Toronto).


Lorie Saori

Lorie McCown is an American artist, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Art, from California State University, Long Beach, Ca. and attended San Diego State University’s Graduate Art program. She was formally trained in drawing, painting, and art history. She has made art all her life, mainly in the fields of drawing, painting, paper, textile and fiber, and infuses her work with spiritual and biblical meanings. Her pieces are in private collections and public galleries nationally and internationally. Her work has been juried into local, national and international shows, including Quilt National, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art and Mid-Atlantic New Painting. Lorie’s art work has been featured in Art Quilting Studio Magazine, Quilting Arts Magazine, Surface Design Magazine, Fiber Art Now Magazine and Artist’s Portfolio Magazine. She has work included in the permanent collection of The National Quilt Museum in Paducah Kentucky. She teaches workshops and classes nationally in painting, mixed media and fiber arts. She’s taught at Art Quilt Tahoe, Quilting by the Lake, Gathering of Artisans, PB Artist’s Open Studios and many other venues.


Nancy Zeller

Nancy Zeller of Long Ridge Farm is celebrating nearly twenty years of raising sheep and particularly the most rare and endangered Romeldale/CVM. Long Ridge Farm has won numerous prize ribbons for raw fleeces, is recognized nationally for their involvement with Romeldale/CVM sheep. Nancy received a BA in Art from the University of New Hampshire 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 also studied with Michele Wipplinger, Founder of Earthues, and Gasali Adeyemo, Nigerian Indigo and Adire Master. In April 2011 Nancy attended ISEND 2011, the International Symposium and Exposition on Natural Dyes in La Rochelle, France. In 2012 she traveled to Australia to study with India Flint. In June 2013 Nancy traveled to Rwanda, Africa, on a humanitarian project, to assist a group of 35 Rwandan women expand their color line of handspun, naturally dyed yarns. In May 2014 she returned to Rwanda to continue work under Rwanda~one4one. In 2015 Nancy completed a dye plant research project through INES-Ruhengeri University, Rwanda. She is the Founder of Rwanda-one4one a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. You can read more about Nancy’s work in Rwanda under the Rwanda tab above. Long Ridge Farm is host to natural dyeing workshops with internationally known artists each summer. Nancy teaches natural dyeing by request, produces and naturally dyes her own line of fibers and textiles, has custom dyed for Green Mountain Spinnery and including other individual requests. You can visit Nancy at shows (See Events tab) or by visiting her studio at Long Ridge Farm.


Fabulous instructors that have taught at the farm across the years:

Clare Walker Leslie

Gasali Adeyemo

Dorothy Caldwell

Michel Garcia

India Flint

Joan Morris

Michele Wipplinger

Sandra Brownlee

Velma Bolyard


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