Photos from the Raleigh Food & Wine Festival, May 21, 2017

I have always loved taking photos.  Recently, I’ve reached out, and have done some event photography!
Raleighwood Media Group invited me to take photos of their annual Raleigh Food & Wine Festival Sunday Tasting Event, that was held on May 21st at the beautiful and historic Melrose Knitting Mill.

Please follow the link for all of the photos.  Below are some previews.

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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Eat at Ruckus Pizza & help the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation!!

Dine in or take out from Ruckus Pizza Pasta & Spirits – Morrisville from THIS Monday, Oct 27 through Sunday, Nov 2!!
Mention you’re there in support of CFF or show this flyer, and they’ll donate 15% of your purchase to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation!!

Soooo much good stuff going on….

Pop Up Shop at Ornamentea this Sunday!

This Sunday, the monthly Pop Up Sunday will be SUPER cool, with some fantastic new vendors who’ve traveled the world, and some wonderful vintage designers, too!!
ANNNND…. I will be there, too!!  Hospice of Wake County (now known as Transitions Life Care) is the recipient for the fundraiser this month.  I will be helping with that by having a dye project you can do for a small donation of $1 – $3 each!!  In addition to that, I will have my Leopold Designs scarves for sale there!  20% of all of my scarf sales will go to Transitions Life Care!!!
Please read my blog about why Hospice means so much to me (from last year’s Pop Up Sunday).

ALSO!!!
There is still space open to take my Intro to Batik class at Ornamentea!!!  We’ve been having a TON of fun in that class, and I would love to see you in there, too!
If anyone wants to write up a testimonial, I’d love and appreciate it!!  Email me!

The Pop Shop at North Hills

The Pop Shop at North Hills is open NOW, only until August 31!!
The hours are:
Wednesday-Friday from 11-6
Saturday 10-5
Sunday 12-5

The shop has a great location, directly to the left of Total Wine and the Frozen Yogurt shop!!

Please come out to support me and 11 other local NC, eco-friendly, ethically-made fashions!

Get local in City Market

This is going to be a great time!! Come out and see me & my silks at Leopold Designs!!
And I’m hoping to meet Downtown Dame in person!

Downtown Dame

This Friday all you have to do is show up. Give $10 to charity, and get a local beer sampler and access to shop your local makers. It promises to be a mysterious and down home kind of night!

I’ll be there. Come say hello!

hops and shops marketPlus… it’s First Friday August. Wrap up your 2014 summer with some fun with your neighbors and local cool kids.

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Tiki Time featuring a Vintage Fashion Showcase!!

My talented & wonderful friend Margo of Rocket Betty is putting this on THIS Saturday, from 6-9.  Details below…..

Straw Valley Food and Drink is hosting another amazing Tiki Night and Rocket Betty has been invited to host a Vintage Tiki Fashion Showcase!!!

Tiki Time is back! New drink recipes, new friends, fun food specials and a vintage Hawaiian fashion showcase by Rocket Betty!

$25 for a tasting of 4 cocktails or $10 per Tiki drink! (Fashion show is FREE!!!)

For more information, or to RSVP……
http://strawvalleyfoodanddrink.com/event/tiki-time-fashion-show/

***Just Added***
Gorgeous Hand-Painted Silk Sarongs by Kim Kirchstein of Leopold Designs

Plus, shop all the amazing fashions post-show!!!

xoxox
Margo
Rocket Betty

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Video interview of me!

Carl Tyer of Sound Images produced this cool slideshow video interview of me.  In it I discuss my background and my inspiration for this year’s line of clothing for the Redress Raleigh Eco-Fashion Show.
http://vimeo.com/98453136

Additional photography by Elizabeth Galecke Photography.