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PHOTOS: June's Shibori Retreat was a Success!

All photos by: Andrea Plell of Ecologique Fashion    The inaugural Shibori Retreat at Johnson’s Beach in Guerneville was a success last month! We worked outdoors the whole time under the trees. It was such an inspiring space.All the students came from around the Bay Area, one from as far as LA. They camped out or stayed in cabins. Everyone created beautiful works from small napkins to extra large picnic blankets. Most people hadn’t used indigo before and wow! They did a great job. The lovely Andrea Plell of Ecologique Fashion came by on Sunday and took some great shots of our set up. Check out their work. Group shot, June 26th, 2016  Liz pulls out a beauty, Johnson's Beach,...

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Premiering New Natural Dye Colors at KPFA Craft Fair

  I'm thrilled to be a part of KPFA's Summer Craft Fair this June 18th - 19th. Come by and see new natural dye colors I've been working on using flowers, plants and tree bark. All products are on natural fibers. There's a lot of buzz going on for this show. In fact, Flax Art, the massive art store in Oakland has featured my work on their blog. Check out the post here.  The show's in Richmond, CA at the beautiful Craneway Pavilion right on the waterfront. Booth #215. Hope to see you there! Parking, Admission and a shuttle to/from Richmond BART are all FREE.  If you can't make it this time, check out other venues I'll be exhibiting and selling on...

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Shibori Retreat Checklist: What to Pack for Car Camping

photo: Shibori Grove, June 2016, Johnson's Beach, Russian River, CA Shibori Retreat Checklist: What to Pack for Car Camping Summer’s upon us and the shibori retreats are almost here. I took the photo above to show you how beautiful your creations will look hanging to dry. You’ll have the best time with a little preparation. Below is a list of camping and shibori items you might want to bring. I’ll also post a printable pdf soon. You might not need everything, but at least you can pick and choose from this extensive list. Please note Johnson’s has a No RV’s, trailers or pets policy.  More information I'm in the process of writing posts about: Johnson’s Beach, what they supplies they provide...

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"I Upcycled Your Shirt" for Fashion Revolution Week

I’m thrilled to say that I’m a card carrying member of the West Coast Chapter of the Fashion Revolution Group. Fashion Revolution is an international group started in London who’s mission is to raise awareness around the human cost of fast fashion. Fashion Revolution falls on the anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse where over 1,000 apparel industry workers died in Bangladesh. They pose the question "Who Made My Clothes?" to put a face to the garment. But what can we do as individuals to stand up against the human cost and waste of fast fashion? Instead of throwing out old clothes, think about repurposing or "upcycling" them. Read why Upcycling is better than recycling here. It's a great way to make a...

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IN STORE: Featured on Ecohabitude.com

I'm excited to be a new seller on ecohabitude.com. I had the pleasure of being interviewed and featured on their blog. One very warm sunny afternoon in August, Andrea Plell of ecohabitude.com came by and visited me in my backyard studio.  I hand-dye all my products using organic indigo and other natural dyes. I'm excited to be a new seller their socially conscious marketplace. It was great to show her around and talk to her about my process. When she asked me how I got into dyeing and shibori, I told her how I'd spilt coffee on a fav white dress. Typical me! I'm such a klutz. I couldn't give up that dress so I dyed it indigo blue. And I still wear...

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