NATURAL DYEING WITH MEDICINAL PLANTS + WELLNESS TINCTURES

with Liz Spencer the "Dogwood Dyer" and Meghan Sebold of Wild Mesa

Saturday, September 29th 10a - 2p

$125 + $25 Materials 

Using only organic plant matter & naturally occurring minerals, you will gain knowledge and experiment with the time honored art of natural dyeing. In this workshop, participants will work with professional natural dyer Liz Spencer of The Dogwood Dyer to understand the possibilities of natural dyeing with medicinal plants. Dyeing your most commonly worn garments and bed linens with nature's medicinal plants is one way to surround yourself with the healing powers of plants. You will come away with an understanding of how to work with natural colors to achieve the most vibrant and long lasting results while learning about traditional as well as modern surface design techniques.

To interact with these plants further, Meghan of Wild Mesa will help you concoct a custom healing tincture to go home with.

No prior knowledge of textiles, dyes, or plants is required. This project is for anyone looking to create and experiment with beautiful healing colors and plants while doing no harm to the planet, your home and your body. Participants will leave with a color selection of natural textiles, home made tinctures, as well as informational resources on how to repeat the process at home. Guests are also welcome to bring small to medium sized garments or textile items to dye at the workshop. Items that may be stained are great to bring to mask old stains and to breathe new healing and colorful life into.
 

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Jewelry Making : Drop Necklaces

Saturday, October 20th 10a-12n

$60 + $20 Materials

Alix of Yoku Jewel will teach us how to make their own drop necklace with gold fill chain. We’ll practice professional wire wrapping techniques on semi-precious stones and finish the necklace with a clasp.

Space is limited. This is a course suitable for beginner-intermediate silversmiths, no experience necessary.

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Jewelry Making : Sterling Silver + Gold Hoop Earrings

Saturday, October 20th 1-4p

$80 + $20 Materials (sterling silver fill) or + $30 Materials (gold fill)

Make your own hoop earrings! Alix of Yoku Jewel will show us techniques including hammering, forging, plier work, filing, sanding and polishing.

Students will go home with two pairs of handmade earrings. 

Space is limited. This is a course suitable for beginner-intermediate silversmiths, no experience necessary.

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Wall Hangings with Fire Horse Studio 

Saturday, November 3rd

10 am - 2 pm

$85 + $15 materials

Learn the basics of weaving with Fiber Artist Trudy Perry of Fire Horse Studio. Create and complete your own unique woven wall hanging while playing with color and texture. This class will equip you with the skills to continuing weaving beyond class on the loom you will go home with. 

Suitable for beginners and advanced weavers. 

Materials fee covers yarn and a take-home loom. 

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Ceramics with Kirsty Iredale

(Ongoing - Various Pricing)

On the Wild Mesa Topanga land is Kirsty Iredale's pottery studio.  Whether you are a beginner or are looking to dig deeper into what you already know, or whether you would like an individual mentorship or an afternoon party activity, Kirsty caters to you.  Explore your options HERE.