Shakerag – Natural Dye Workshop with Catharine Ellis
My experience was Fantastic! At the start of the week we learned about the vocabulary of natural dye. Then as the week went on we jumped into the timing and printing of the wool and silk fabrics. Catharine is a great teacher and passionate about natural dyes. Her passion spills over on to each of her students.
I would recommend her workshop if you want to know everything about natural dye. And you go home with a notebook with all the information needed to dye on our own.
Experiencing God and his truths, not knowledge about him and them, gives me abundant LIFE 17:3
I love collecting vintage patterns. This top was made from a pattern that was purchased back in the 70s. I love the black-and-white Color selection of the fabric. The top is made from traditional quilt pattern of half square triangles. I first made the half square triangles and then I sewed them together to create the black and white pattern for the top.
I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out , and find pasture. John 10:9
Looking over my to do list. It’s Monday morning and I’m inspired to create clothing items for my upcoming trips to Tennessee and the UK. When traveling to teaching I like to wear clothing that I have created. Today I sew not out of necessity but because I love to create clothing. I have many styles in which I enjoy wearing. When I go to the clothing stores many times I’m frustrated because I am unable to find clothing that fits me in the fabric that I would enjoy wearing.
So today and for the rest the remainder of 2018 I have decided to make all of my clothing. I started this venture the first day of 2018. As of today I have been successful in making all of my ready to wear clothing items. Here are a few of the items I have created thus far.
Stay tuned I had so much more to show you. I am jumping in all feet first in looking at vintage patterns. Fashion is what you make it and I plan to make it everything it can be and more….
Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken. Psalm 55:22