Category Archives: Patio Class

A drizzly, but fun, patio class!

Last weekend, Meena, a lover of all things color like me, invited 5 of her best buddies to a patio class. She and her daughter Tashi have dyed with me before, so we all dived right in to dyeing! Each woman dyed 2 (or 3!) silk scarves in one of my many color palettes. We had a tremendous time in spite of a drizzly day: a couple of times the drizzle turned into out and out rain! I found hats for everybody, and we stopped for tea and banana bread a couple of times, which kept our insides warm and our spirits high.

We had a really fun time, just take a look at their faces!!!





Meena has some wonderful friends, each woman here comes from a different period in her life, how awesome that she’s been able to keep in touch with all of them!!!! She’s on the far right in this picture. What a fun day!


Ooh! Meena sent me a couple of pictures of a couple of the finished scarves literally minutes after pressing publish on this post!



The scarves look lovely…and the smiles on their faces are grand!!!!

Another Fun Patio Class

I taught another fun Patio Class yesterday! I made us some awesome apricot coffee cake: I explained how fiber reactive dyes work, and showed them how to measure accurately: I do believe I have bunny ears! (The fourth person in this class is a bit camera shy herself, but apparently loves to photobomb!) We also… Continue Reading

Introduction to Indigo: Experimenting with Pattern

Introduction to Indigo: Experimenting with Pattern Indigo is an ancient form of dyeing that is so much fun! There’s an almost magical process where white cloth is immersed into a vat of yellow liquid – when removed, it quickly turns from yellow, to green, to blue. Of course, it’s not magic, just a bit of chemistry! In… Continue Reading

Pick Your Palette, Dye a Scarf!

Pick your Palette, Dye a Silk Scarf If you would love to learn a bit about how I dye my silk scarves, this is the class for you! Choose your favorite of my 28 different scarf palettes and I’ll walk you through mixing the colors, choosing the pattern you’d like to dye, and then dyeing the scarf. You could also… Continue Reading

Favorite Color Gradations

Favorite Color Gradations – 3 hours: You’ll learn how to dye with fiber reactive dyes by either picking your favorite color from my Candiotic Table of Elemental Color and dyeing a dark to light gradation of it, or you can pick 2 different colors and dye a gradation between them. Either way, you’ll end up… Continue Reading