The plant dye workshop that was originally scheduled for March 1st took place this past Sunday, on March 8th. Lucky for the teacher and attendees it was a fabulously sunny and beautiful day here in the Santa Monica Mountains which added a deeper shade of magic to the whole experience. Mona, Greg and I arrived… Continue reading Plant Dye Intensive Summary
The Plant Dye Workshop with Mona Lewis has been rescheduled for this Sunday, March 8th. Mona has been putting a kit together for each attendee. If you would like to be included in the circle of students please contact one of us soon so that we can prepare for you. The photos included in this… Continue reading Plant Dye Workshop This Sunday!
The plant dye demo on Saturday was great fun. Despite the rain we had a terrific gathering of ladies ranging from devotees of gardening, native plants, the fiber community, Waldorf and artists. We arrived at the perfumery early to begin organizing elements for the day. Mona began warming the color, I hung the pre-dyed square… Continue reading Plant Dye Demo ReCap
In preparation for tomorrows plant dye experience Mona has been pre-dying some of the little square kerchiefs which will be dyed a second time to add some magenta hues over the existing color. I must admit that the pre-dyed silks are pretty cool on their own. I’ve already fallen in love with a few that… Continue reading Pre-Plant Dye Prep
Romantic Reds from Ancient Days Lac is a natural dye that has been prized since antiquity for its’ luminous reds and sweet pink hues. The dye itself comes from sweet exudates of the Lac insect. As early as 1200 BC, Lac was collected and used for decoration. The word lac is the English version of… Continue reading Botanical Valentine
“You are an alchemist; make gold of that.” ~ William Shakespeare Plant Dye Workshop: Botanical Alchemy Sunday, March 1st from 10am – 4pm in Agoura Hills, CA Mona Lewis, Sunsprite Handwork and Roxana of Illuminated Perfume have aligned their passion and skills to bring a day of intense play and alchemy as we dye soft… Continue reading Plant Dye Workshop at the Perfumery!