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DYEING SILKS


NATURAL DYEING WITH FARM-FORAGED MATERIALS 

Investment: $1,800

Tabletop textiles for Entertaining

- August 17 -

In this workshop we will be focusing on tablerunners, napkins and ribbon ties for favors and all things tabletop. We will also touch on setting a beautiful tablescape that incorporates all of these items.

Favorite things, tied up with strings”

- September 21 -

In this workshop we will be focusing on ribbons and ties for favors and all the things that involve a stunning presentation. From custom invitations, to gifting and packaging, you’ll discover the art of presenting with panache.

A minimum of 6 attendees is required for each workshop to remain open - A 50% deposit is required to reserve your space


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Curious about the natural process of dyeing silks? Silks have a beautiful fluid drape that make them the perfect medium for a myriad of uses. Whether it be a dramatic backdrop, a stunning table runner, daintily fluttering ribbons, or a delicate scarf, silk has the ability to elevate an atmosphere to an elegant state of whimsy. Workshop attendees will learn the techniques used to naturally dye silk for these types of projects by hand foraging material from the farm grounds and learning the step-by-step process of setting the dye and preparing the material for practical use. On the second workshop day, each attendee will take part in a final creative project using the silks and materials we have dyed for personal use and to take home.

Our instructor, Kerrie Flinders, has a passion for design spanning across multiple genres and loves to interweave the elements of nature, structure and architecture into a harmonious design.  She takes her desire for fostering and creating beauty and applies it to each of her respective endeavors as owner and founder of Bellaflora Farms and CURATED EVENT.

Bellaflora Farms is set amidst 25 bucolic acres in Walla Walla's Wine Country, offering a gorgeous pastoral setting tucked in amongst romantic vineyards and verdant woods along rambling Mill Creek. The gardens here are peppered with fragrant garden roses, lavender, peonies, wisteria, honeysuckle, dahlias and lush foliage providing the perfect setting to embark on a small foraging excursion throughout the grounds and secret gardens in addition to the loads of lush blooms that will be at the ready. You will experience an exclusive tour of the flower fields, historic barn and woods that make up this unique farm that began over a century ago.

Lunch, snacks and drinks will be provided each day.

*The Workshop fee does not include travel, transportation, or accommodation expenses. These must be arranged by you. Upon registration you will be given local hotel suggestions and information.