Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Natural Dyeing with Sarah Westurp

Last weekend, Oil and Cotton hosted an awesome class lead by instructor Sarah Westrup. Students spent a relaxing afternoon learning how to extract beautiful dye colors from natural materials such as black bean, black berries, hibiscus flowers, rosemary, red onion skins, turmeric, and avocado pits. Everybody took home a leather bound specimen booklet filled with luscious silk ribbon swatches and information on how to dye at home.  This class was sold out, but we have another workshop scheduled for April. Register now to secure a seat in the amazing class!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Basket Brain

It was a busy weekend at Oil and Cotton, but we did have some time to slow down and weave amazing Algonquin Baskets with Jan Schmidt. If you missed out on this month's basket class, don't you worry. On March 16, Jan will be teaching a  Easter Basket Class here at Oil and Cotton.  You'll never want to use anything else to collect your pretty pastel Easter eggs and sweets.