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Class Announcement: Drawing with Embroidery!

Photo taken from PNCA website

Drawing with Embroidery

Love working with your hands? Enjoy needlework and want to improve your skills? Interested in embroidery and want to learn more? This class is for you. There’s no prerequisite, so go ahead, jump in!

Our friend, and uber-talented and artistic gal, Tyler Mackie is offering a class at PNCA starting soon! Tyler is extremely knowledgeable, artistic and delightful. The class starts soon, so check out the page on the PNCA site, here, and get yourself signed up.

Just In: Apparel goods galore!

by Gina

We’ve been so busy unpacking and making room for all the many, many apparel goods we’ve received this past week! Take a peek, and better yet, come on in and feel them, play with them, imagine your next project…

Cotton, lighter and medium weights. The bird image is an organic cotton, the blotchy design in the middle has a beautiful sheen to it.

Plaids, gingham, and pin cord.

Linen blends. That herringbone is an absolutely gorgeous linen/silk blend.

Wool and wool blends are here. A wide variety of weights, and the one on the far right is a double face knit, so pretty!

There’s something about brightly colored silk dupioni that’s hard for me to resist….same is true of kelly green silk sweater knit with silver accents, way too pretty and fun to pass up!

Rayon floral on the left; the rest are cotton, lovely weights and designs.

New knits. The one on the far right is a dark denim knit.

Really fun cotton flannel in a bright block design, perfect for a sweet baby blanket. A plush cotton velvet in charcoal.

And, there are more that aren’t photographed: denims and chambray, both new and repeats of things we’ve had in the past, great bottom weight basics—black stretch sateen, charcoal stretch twill.

And, some trims:

These sweet decorative ric racs are quite loved around here.

See you soon!

 

For the Love of Fiber

By April

Fall is fast approaching. The light and changes of color are everywhere.

I had an amazing opportunity to take a fall color, natural dye class at Wild Craft Studio School last weekend. The studio is in the hills of White Salmon, Washington. Such a lovely place to get away and learn something new.

First we hiked the hills to forage for ingredients to use as natural dyes.

Then we prepared the ingredients for the dye pots. Shown below: walnut, poke berry and dyer’s polypore.

Oregon Grape ready to be prepared shown below.

Some swatches of naturally dyed fiber hanging in the studio.

Our swatches of fabric and yarn hanging out to dry.

This is piece is from a classmate, it reflects a combination of several different plant dyes.

 I learned lots of new things about preparing fabric for dying. Types of fabrics best used for this type of natural dying. There are many things all around us that can be used to rejuvenate an old sweater with natural dye. Experimentation with plants and variables can be exciting and different every time.

Good times, good food, good folks. Wild Craft Studio School only offers classes during the non snowy months. There are still a few classes for this season. The disciplines meet where nature and craft intersect.

Happy Fall!