Dyeing Workshop Using Procion MX Fiber Reactive Dyes

Getting ready for my dyeing workshop this weekend. I am delighted to have some people coming from out of town.

We posted the event of the Surface Design Association web site . They came across it while surfing the web for something else.

It is a fun workshop. Lots of exciting activity, and everyone leaves with a mountain of beautiful samples! These samples make a perfect base for using many other surface design techniques, such as stamping, stenciling and silk screening.

Here's Susan Loring-Wells working on her mountain of work! The studio would not function without her!

New Scarves For Gift Giving

Connie and I have been very busy creating beautiful, hand dyed silk scarves for the perfect gift giving occasion. Sizes range from 6" x 40" to 8" x 45". All are priced at an affordable $35, to satisfy even the tightest budget this holiday season.

You can purchase them in Massachusetts at the following locations:
Salmon Falls Artisan Gallery in Shelburne Falls,
Skera Gallery in Northampton,
The Holiday Gift Show taking place at Greenfield High School, Friday Nov. 5th from 6 - 9pm and on Sat. Nov. 6th from 10am - 4pm. All proceeds go towards the Strings for Kids Program in the public schools.

They will also be available in NYC at
The American Craft Show Nov. 19, 20 and 21

And of course, one can always stop in at the studio showroom in downtown Greenfield.
More locations will be posted soon!

Here's a sneak preview. Remember that every scarf is a one-of-a-kind.

Scarves laid out in trays of dye.

Hidden under the dye are shibori wrapped and clamped silk scarves.

Scarves waiting to dry.

More scarves waiting to dry.