This is a one-day gathering with Rachael Rice who makes mixed and multimedia art for living and dying on a damaged planet.
To mark this time on the wheel of the year, and in the interests of summoning a kind of slow, deliberate, togetherness absent in our busy lives, we will make plant dyes on natural fiber using a variety of techniques and materials such as walnut, eucalyptus and iron vinegar mordants.
We will craft burn bundles from local/PNW botanicals lovingly and respectfully foraged from the common and wild harvested.
We will enlist the help of bee allies to make spells and witch bottles for you to take home.
And we will use unconventional materials to create intuitive weavings on looms you get to keep!
And corn dollies! We’re gonna make corn dollies! It’s a veritable cornucopia of crafty ways to honour the earth and celebrate the first of the harvest festivals.
Co-facilitated with Carmen who will open her home and provide a meal for us to share, songs, and stories for this high summer gathering.
Please bring an item of natural cloth that you wish to dye, (no bigger than a tea towel, ie: approximately 15″x 25″, please). If you’re not keen on a tea towel, consider a pillow case, bandana, scarf or shopping bag. The dye colours we’ll be working with are shades of grey, dark brown and nearly black. Cotton, linen, silk, flax or wool will work best – no synthetic blends.
Partial scholarships available with preference given to local Indigenous and queer folks. Please reach out to express your interest: crspagnola (at) gmail (dot) com.
Saturday, July 27
10am – 4pm
$195.00 + GST
Includes lunch, refreshments (including espresso coffees, beer and wine with lunch), crafts and ritual supplies. Gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options available with prior notice by July 15th.
Maximum number of participants is 18.
Refunds for cancellations only available if we meet our minimum (12 spots). You may, however, transfer your ticket to a friend.