Yes!!! Finally, I got my act together, and I’m going to teach a little Intro to Batik class at Ornamentea in June!
The class dates are June 10 and June 28. The project(s) is to make 1 or 2 (*depending on each person’s personal pace*) 11-inch silk handkerchiefs. They have a hand-rolled hem, so they can stand alone as a pocket square, or you could put it in a little frame. You could also make a decorative pillow!!
It’s a good starting point to get everyone familiar with how Batik is made, and some of the tools you can use to create something unique and your own!! Materials are provided.
We’ll be using soy wax, fiber-reactive dye, tjanting tool, brushes, and some other do-dads I like to experiment with!
Space is limited, and you can sign up online. Here are the links to the two class dates: June 10 class
I’m thrilled and honored to, again, be part of the Redress Raleigh Eco-Fashion Show!!! It’s a fun show, organized by the wonderful ladies of Redress Raleigh, and has a great following!
It will be at Cobblestone Hall at City Market in downtown Raleigh, May 30. There will also be a marketplace there.
To show you just a glimpse of what has inspired me for this upcoming collection…
My friend, Robin Thomas, recently took this gorgeous and inspiring photo of her view during a plane flight up north.
I’m always in awe of the color and pattern that presents itself in nature, whether it is a great big view such as this one, or the teeny-tiniest flower in among the moss. This is what moves me.
On December 1, I’m moving into a studio space in the VERY cool Carter Building on Glenwood South in Raleigh. I will be sharing the space with a marvelous painter, Julie Cardillo. The specific address is 22 Glenwood Avenue, Studio 11C.
So, the following weekend is a HUGE final push for me before the end of the year!! I will be celebrating my first FIRST FRIDAY in our studio on December 6. More details when we iron those out, asap…
Then on December 7, I will be at the wonderful Elf Fair at the Artscenter in Carrboro!!! Last year was the first time I’ve participated in it, and I had a really awesome time!! Carrboro is always a great and creative town to poke around in, anyway!!
I’ve really been enjoying putting coarse salt on the fabric in spots. It draws the dye up and out where it hits the fabric. In this one, I’m attempting to preserve the “burst” effect in individual spots. Let’s hope it looks JUST right! 🙂
By the magic of taking part in Redress Raleigh‘s marketing program, I’ve procured an intern to help me photograph and upload to Etsy, so that you nice people out there can actually purchase some of these lovely silks!!!!!!!
Here is a preview of Kate’s photography!! (Model: Leah)