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We’ve designed a craft class in BARN’s outdoor classroom for homeschoolers and other youth who have Friday mornings free! In two sessions you will get to explore different ways of altering fabric through plant-based pigments. The first week, you will learn about Indigo Dye and how it is made. We will provide a T-shirt and bandana to use to test dying resist techniques known as Shibori. You are also welcome to bring in your own piece of fabric or clothing to dye. The second week you will get to practice the fun activity of pounding flowers onto fabric.
We will provide colorful flower petals and you can collect leaves and flowers from the BARN property. You will design a layout using your chosen leaves and flowers and hammer them into the fabric which will be used to make a wall hanging.
Bundle up for this outdoor craft experience under the canopies in BARN’s backyard! We’ll have an outdoor heater and serve hot cocoa and hot cider for extra warmth! Masks and physical distancing will be required. The cost of this class has been subsidized by a grant from the City of Bainbridge Island in support of youth programs in the community.
Isobel Coney enjoys combining cultural, environmental and historical studies with art, using techniques spanning painting, quilting, felting, knitting, batik, printmaking, hand-made paper and woodland crafts. She has experience teaching in schools and running workshops for adults. She is an active member on the Arts Washington Roster of Teaching Artists and passionate about experimenting with new techniques and sharing that journey with students.