Desert Critter Felted Ornament Workshop taught by Cooper Mountain Textiles - Emily Endo In this workshop, students will learn to create three-dimensional felted ornaments inspired by desert flora and fauna. Each student will leave with their own felted critter!
Here's some highlights from our recent natural dye workshop with Liz Spencer the Dogwood Dyer. Liz taught us about prepping dyes and fabrics, how to fold and wrap fabrics in the shibori tie dye method and the different ways to achieve color variation with one material. Dyes we used included: avocado pits, fresh indigo which Liz grew and cosmos flower blossoms. A wonderful enriching afternoon! Thank you Liz!
San Dielgo based textile artist Rachel Ehlin of @mrblueskye came out to our shop earlier this Spring to teach silk rag weaving. Here's some highlights from the class. Each student used silk sari rags - Rachel picked out a beautiful desert inspired palette, repurposed old Indian fabrics cutting them into yarn size strips. Student picked out their colored striped and created beautiful one of a kind woven pieces. Some students decided to display as wallhangings and others finished the ends to create a small but very special rug. A wonderful hands afternoon of working with our hands and getting to leave with a finished artwork - super rewarding. Thanks Rachel!
Great turn out with a lively friendly bunch of ladies. I feel so fortunate to meet so many folks working this shop and this just reaffirmed that feeling! We're here to create community, spark new ideas and share our passion with others.