Last weekend I hosted my first local workshop in El Paso, Texas and based on the beautiful scarves and smiles that people were walking away with, it seems it was a smashing success!
Sure, there were some bumps along the way (do not use your good roasting pot to to dye with. Just because it’s natural doesn’t mean you should eat it!) and lessons to be learned for the next time (allow location to sell tickets for you) but all in all, it was a wonderful experience and I look forward to hosting another!
Thank you to our wonderful, instructive artist, Analise Minjarez. Your love of natural dye and the shibori method was contagious! (Just look at that beautiful black bean dye!)
I’m going to do a longer post on the actual process but here’s the basic gist of shibori: 1. Manipulate your fabric 2. Place in dye 3. Rinse 4. Marvel at your creation!
Thank you to everyone who came out, hope you all had a great time! Special thanks goes to our sponsors:
Tovar Printing : Thank you for the wonderful posters! Definitely the go-to printshop in El Paso.
Consumer Crafts : We couldn’t have done this workshop without your high quality wood pieces and aprons!
Tippi Teas : I can’t think of a more perfect place for our workshop to have been held and your tea, as always, was amazing!