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Western North Carolina Fibers/Handweavers Guild

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Upcoming events

    • 14 Aug 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Historic Johnson Farm
    Yes, it's been too long!

    It’s time to enjoy one another’s company.  On August 14th, 10 am at the Historic Johnson Farm, we’ll be having our first in-person meeting. 

    To celebrate this occasion, we’ll be having a luncheon.  The Guild will provide sandwich makings, salads, and sides.  And for dessert, we’re asking that members bring some of their specialties.  Remember there’s no such thing as too much dessert! 

    Please RSVP by July 31st to allow time for the team to prepare for you. 

    If you would like to help or if you have any questions, click here.

    We hope you’ll join us, and we look forward to seeing you!

    • 11 Sep 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Virtual

    Eileen Hallman, Weaver, Spinner & Dyer of Cotton with Colors of Indigo

    A little known fact about indigo is that it can dye the primary colors—blue, red, and yellow.  Hallman has been researching the capabilities of this magical plant since taking a fresh leaf indigo workshop with Rowland Ricketts in 2005.  Ricketts is the Associate Dean of the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design at Indiana University and trained in indigo farming and dyeing in Japan.  Most of Hallman’s research dealt with getting indirubin, the pink color, onto cotton.  Having finally broken that barrier, she turned her attention to the green she obtained with an overnight soak in the fresh leaf juice.  In the summer of 2020 she was able to segregate the yellow component that produced that green from what was originally a blue bath. Hallman will share with us the amazing ways Indigo can produce a rainbow of colors.

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