Tickets on sale now for Redress Raleigh Spring Fashion Show!!

This year, the show will be at the Lincoln Theater in downtown Raleigh!Redress-Raleigh

Cocktail Hour: 6pm

Fashion Show: 7pm

After-Party:8:30pm

The Redress Spring Fashion Show is the premier eco-fashion showcase of the Southeast.

The Redress fashion show highlights designers with accessible and innovative collections as well as emphasizing that “green” is in all aspects of life, including fashion. The clothing selected for each show has a strong emphasis on eco-friendly design – examples include recycled, upcycled, or remanufactured garments; eco-friendly fabrics and/or sustainable production processes (such as no-waste pattern making or natural dyes); and/or a domestic supply chain.

Preview work from the 8 featured designers here:
http://redressraleigh.com/2015-spring-fashion-show

Learn Shibori from me in Cary at Gather!

March 28:  Shibori workshop at Gather in Cary
Join me to learn Shibori techniques in this super fun, hands-on class!!!
Shibori is a Japanese technique of binding, stitching, and clamping fabric to create pattern when dye is applied. Loosely, you could call it “Japanese Tie-dye”.
Register here:
http://www.gathernc.com/web/?product=shibori-dyeingsaturday-march-28th1030-130pm

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Come learn from me! It’ll be fun!!!

Just a reminder!!
Register asap!

March 21-22:  Batik 2-day workshop at Pullen Arts Center
Learn Batik from me in this 2-day workshop.
Loads of fun in a creative environment.  No experience necessary.
I will provide all the materials so you can make two 8″x54″ silk scarves of your very own!!
Three ways to register: 
http://www.raleighnc.gov/content/extra/Books/PRecRecreation/PreviousLeisureLedger/#3Find the listing on page 23 of the Leisure Ledger for details:
http://www.raleighnc.gov/content/extra/Books/PRecRecreation/PreviousLeisureLedger/#23

March 28:  Shibori workshop at Gather in Cary
Join me to learn Shibori techniques in this super fun, hands-on class!!!
Shibori is a Japanese technique of binding, stitching, and clamping fabric to create pattern when dye is applied. Loosely, you could call it “Japanese Tie-dye”.
Register here:
http://www.gathernc.com/web/?product=shibori-dyeingsaturday-march-28th1030-130pm

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Learn Batik and Shibori from me!!!

I’m teaching two SUPER FUN workshops this month!!!**
Register asap!

March 21-22:  Batik 2-day workshop at Pullen Arts Center
Learn Batik from me in this 2-day workshop.
Loads of fun in a creative environment.  No experience necessary.
I will provide all the materials so you can make two 8″x54″ silk scarves of your very own!!
Find the listing on page 23 of the Leisure Ledger for details:
http://www.raleighnc.gov/content/extra/Books/PRecRecreation/PreviousLeisureLedger/#23

March 28:  Shibori workshop at Gather in Cary
Join me to learn Shibori techniques in this super fun, hands-on class!!!
Shibori is a Japanese technique of binding, stitching, and clamping fabric to create pattern when dye is applied. Loosely, you could call it “Japanese Tie-dye”.
Register here:
http://www.gathernc.com/web/?product=shibori-dyeingsaturday-march-28th1030-130pm

Link to Leopold ETSY page (2)

** (if I may say so, myself… but, ask those who’ve taken my classes… they’ll agree!!) 

Happy 2015, everyone!

I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday, no matter what holiday it is you celebrate!

I’m excited to start this year off with a big push in productivity!!

I’m thrilled and honored to be in some amazing boutiques in Raleigh!!
First, I’ve been part of NoFo for a few years now.  I love that place… it’s a go-to stop for me for fun, unique gifts for birthdays and baby showers, and just a wonderful place to escape with my imagination.  PLUS they have a flipping amazing restaurant/cafe downstairs!!

Next up is new for me since the fall!!  Galatea Boutique in Seaboard Station, across from Logan’s Trading!  THIS shop is a landmark, in my opinion.  I remember going there when I was in college, with my Mom, checking out the super groovy clothing and accessories they have!!  The ladies who own and run the shop there, too, are lovely, unique women!

Finally, one of the newer shops in the area, but absolutely one with a following already, and a simply marvelous, energetic owner and staff… Nora & Nicky’s in downtown Raleigh. I’m tickled to be part of their shop and their enthusiasm.  Plus, they’re now part of the Redress Raleigh community!!

So, be sure to check them all out.  Beyond the fact that every one of my scarves is individually created, I’m designing so each boutique is carrying a somewhat different color story or style than the other.

Have a photo of a Leopold Designs piece to share?  I’d love to see you!!  Please feel free to share it or email it to me to post!

Elf Fair and Boylan Art Walk THIS weekend!!

It’s THAT time again!!!

The Carrboro Elf Fair on Saturday, December 6th, and the Boylan Heights ArtWalk on Sunday, December 7th!!

Saturday, come to the ArtsCenter in Carrboro for the 8th Annual Elf Fair! I love Carrboro and the people that frequent the ArtsCenter. It’s always full of true creativity and warm smiles!

On Sunday, at the Boylan Heights ArtWalk, come find me set up on the porch of 410 S Boylan Street.  This historic ArtWalk is in its 22nd year!!  It’s a tremendous event, with exceptional artists lining the streets and porches of charming and scenic Boylan Heights.
Definitely a show NOT to miss!!

Yes, I will want a nap all day on Monday… but this will be so worth it.  These are two of the best shows (aside from The Handmade Market!!) I do, and I am SO fortunate to be part of each year!

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The Handmade Market!!! NEXT WEEK!!

WHOOAAAA… Where did the month go????
November is already only 1.5 days away!?

Please come to see me and some other absolutely amazing artists on November 8, from 11-5.
Here are all the details on a Facebook event.  Share this out to your friends and coworkers, too!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1530140470555172/

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Shop The Handmade Market in Raleigh, NC for hip, handcrafted goods from more than 50 of the best and brightest independent artists, designers, and crafters from North Carolina and beyond.

This one day, indoor designer craft market features fine art, apparel, jewelry, accessories, housewares, paper goods, and more. Find unique, handmade gifts or treat yourself to something special. You’re sure to find what you’re looking for (and more!) at The Handmade Market.

General admission to The Handmade Market (11am-5pm) is free, but every show we choose a local charity to support by way of a raffle at the entrance. Shoppers can buy raffle tickets in lieu of entry fee, and 100% of the raffle ticket sales goes to the chosen charity. The raffle prizes are always comprised of great products from local designers and businesses.

Visit our website for links to this November’s participating designers and charity as well as directions and parking information. http://www.thehandmademarket.com/