WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS

WORKSHOPS


Woodland weaving
Sunday, January 17, 2021, 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Learn how to build your own loom using an inexpensive frame and nails, and then set up the warp threads. Using any yarn you like, you will learn the basic over-under motion of classic weaving, stripes and shapes which are enhanced by adding the objects found in your surroundings.


Botanical Embroidery
Saturday, November 9, 9:30am-4pm
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Love plants and botanical illustrations? Or wish to dive into the art of embroidery? That is all you need for this class! Start with sketching your favorite plant, or corner of the botanic garden. Simplify the drawing into color blocks, then transfer the design onto the fabric. Embroider the design using basic stitches. Then move on to more complex groups of stitches to create textural effects, to finish your botanical drawing. By the time you finish the workshop, you will have learned all the techniques you need, and have a finished piece for your wall.


Tie dye It!
Saturday, April 18, 2020 ,10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Natural dyes in your kitchen


Eco Printing
Friday, September 27, 9:30-1:30 pm
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Experience the magic that happens when plants, water , heat interact with natural fibers to create one of a kind imprints. Eco-printing uses plants to extract dyes, and create patterns by contact-printing plant materials directly on the cloth. In this workshop, we will explore the alchemy of plants, water, heat and metals. We will experience the magic that happens when these elements interact. And we will finish the class with beautiful prints on a silk scarf and linen and cotton squares suitable for framing.