Fiber Intensive with Dyeing & Weaving
Join the NÅDE designer and owner, Maggie Pate, for a 3-day and 2-night fiber intensive as we explore the bygone craft culture of textiles. We will be joined by photographer, recipe developer, and stylist Carey Nershi. What a perk to eat Carey's divine culinary creations! Also, florist Ayla Gurganus of SoulFlowers from Atlanta, Georgia will be adding her event and floral expertise throughout the workshop. We will be staying in the remodeled OakLeaf Cottage in the North Georgia Mountains - close to the majestic Cloudland Canyon State Park. The property is secluded in the hills and sheltered under a canopy of greenery.
This workshop is about grounding yourself in old traditions of textiles that have long been abandoned. Natural dyeing is labor of love - so be prepared to get your hands dirty. At this workshop you will receive hands on instruction about natural dyes and other long forgotten elements of craft culture.
The dyes we are planning to cover are indigo, avocado hearts (food waste dyeing), and osage orange (regional dye). Along with dyeing with both cellulose fiber and protein fibers. Guests will be dyeing cotton and wool skeins of yarn, organic gauze cotton, as well as silk!
You'll learn the basics of weaving and be able to utilize some naturally dyed yarn that you'll create during the workshop! Everyone will leave with their own lap looms and weaving supplies so they can continue crafting at home.
All meals will be provided. Plus we plan to sprinkle in a few surprises!
July 28: Meet & Greet. Indigo Dyeing Lesson. Supper
July 29: Breakfast. Fiber Prep Lesson. Nature Walk & Foraging with Ayla. Picnic Lunch. Dyeing with Avocado & Osage Orange Lesson. Supper.
July 30: Breakfast. Weaving Lesson. Casual Lunch on Porch with Weaving. Departures.
There are 3 rooms and 2 bathrooms. Each room will be shared so we can accommodate up to 6 attendees. If you wish to reserve the entire bed/room for yourself email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss that possibility.
- Shared Queen Room with Private Bath
- Shared Queen Room
- Shared King Room