Our 2 day natural dye class called Colors of the Prairie at Scattergood Friends School, a Quaker boarding school in West Branch, Iowa was so much fun. We walked with naturalists, did some prairie crawls, played in the classroom with indigo dipping and swam in the sweetest little pond every night. Here are some shots of our time there. If ever in West Branch, go say hello! Seriously, these are the nicest people ever.
Our 2 day class Colors of the Prairie at Scattergood Friends School, a Quaker boarding school in West Branch, Iowa on June 27 and 28 is coming up! Scattergood is about 3.5 hours outside of Chicago, 1.5 hours from Des Moines and 15 minutes from Iowa City. Using low water and sustainable methods, we will be roaming Scattergood’s restored prairie and farm in search of interesting dye materials to create pieces that evoke a time and place. An organic indigo vat will add layers and complexity to our pieces. Lodging and meals are available for a song – $50 in addition … Read more