A Natural Dye and Aromatherapy workshop
When Flin and I designed this workshop, I was searching for a medium to compliment natural dyeing in a relaxed and interesting way. We wanted to create a retreat-like experience for all guests that embraced natural surroundings, and imbued a peaceful feeling. We considered all things autumnal: the smells of the vineyard, the colors of the sky and feeling of the harvest. Everything from the weight of the fabric scarves to the essential oils of the season was a consideration.
A few short days after the workshop, unexpectedly and tragically fires broke out in the area, so in this way our memory of the day is bitter-sweet. While we are grateful for the perfection of that day, the duality of nature is not lost on us and that feeling of abundance is contrasted by our mourning for all losses incurred.
Yet, in the spirit of gratitude and resilience, I would like to share a few photos of our special day, in hopes that we will be back at the gardens as a community embracing the beauty of nature and it's resilience once again.
Additionally, I have reached out to the Gardens to see how we can be best of service in helping the people rebuild and the environment restore in some way.
Many thanks to Amelia Tabullo photography for capturing all of the beautiful moments of the workshop day. There were so many that I wanted you to see that I put them into a gallery.
A big thank you from Flin and I, to everyone who attended the workshop, making the day even more special and unique. Our March workshop date at the Gardens will be announced soon. You can join my mailing list below to receive all workshop updates.
In the meantime, I noticed that the Malibu Boys and Girls Club is accepting donations on behalf of the City of Malibu along with equestrian relief for fire victims.
Up next, I will share tips on Dyeing with Indigo and Madder root as we did in the workshop and how to use them in combination. If you would like to experience live indigo work, you can find me at Renegade Craft Los Angeles on December 8th and 9th.
HI, I'M HILARY.
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