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Thank you Philadelphia Inquirer!

Article featuring our fall workshop series in Bryn Athyn in The Philadelphia Inquirer.

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Bryn Athyn workshop: Focusing on BLUE Natural Dyes

We had a very successful and fun time dyeing blues last weekend in Bryn Athyn. We focused on using a naturally
fermenting indigo vat and also experimented with making deep blues with Logwood. Shibori and Itajime
techniques were practiced as well and the group made some great discoveries!

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The Logwood ended up looking almost black/blue on silk and wool and a blue/purple on cotton
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Everybody came up with very intricate patterns!
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KREMER PIGMENT INC. INDIGO WORKSHOP

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Come to our workshop at Kremer Pigments! They are hosting an indigo dyeing
workshop on October 11th from 10-3 for only $20.
For registering, email or call Kremer Pigments NYC at info@kremerpigments.com

More info at http://www.kremerpigments.com/

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BLUE WORKSHOP!! SIGN UP SOON!!!

Want to learn new techniques using indigo dye? You will get to experiment wrapping, painting/printing
patterns on fiber and dip into a naturally fermenting indigo vat. Sign up soon!!

Workshop in Bryn Athyn September 27!!

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FALL WORKSHOP SERIES! LEARN HOW TO MAKE BLUES, REDS and YELLOWS:

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September 11, 2014 · 1:43 pm

UPCOMING WORKSHOP: West Philadelphia

We thought we’d post the following workshop to our guild series.

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-Elissa

 

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Guess what we’re selling…

So we realized that it was about time for us to make nontoxic indigo dyed undergarments as these fabrics tend
to be closest to our body in sensitive areas. Below is a matching set for women.

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…and other women’s…

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Men’s of course

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These new items are currently posted on our shop!

-Elissa

 

 

 

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WORKSHOP SERIES 2014

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Dresden dyer’s guild coat of arms includes stirring and turning sticks, a reel for winding fabric, and a rake.
We felt it appropriate this season to begin a workshop series in different studio/workspaces and give each
its own little dyer’s guild.

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Our first workshop will be held Saturday, May 31st in the dye shop of Parsons-Meares, Ltd., a company
producing state of the art costumes in New York City.  The workshop will focus on natural dyes in costume,
primarily colors of the shakespearean era. Learn basic natural dyeing techniques using colors that would
have been used in the theater including a naturally fermenting indigo vat, madder, weld and cochineal.
Leave the workshop with knowledge, color samples and a cotton tote bag to keep your sheet music or dance
clothes in. We hope to see you there!

MAX CAPACITY: 12 students

COST: $65

TIME: 10-4 (we will take a break in the afternoon-food nearby, kitchen space in shop.)

HOW TO SIGN UP FOR WORKSHOP: Pay ahead using paypal and send payment to
blueredyellow.designs@gmail.com, and in an email, RSVP your name and we will send you a waiver and
release of liability to sign before workshop.
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Queen Elizabeth in Tyrian Purple (mollusk) and below; Shakespeare’s  Globe Theater today.

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NEW POST!

Wow it has been awhile since we posted and we apologize. Here’s some of what we have been working on….

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First off, we had a workshop in Kensington organized by artist Maria Moller of Hexamer Redux, a project on 
historical documents that assessed the risk of fire at Philadelphia factories in the 19th century. We were part of
a workshop based on a Hexamer survey from Providence Dye Works, a dye factory that stayed in business up
until the 1950’s.

 
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The site is currently vacant aside from Porretta’s Frame and Alignment shop off Emerald Street. Maria set up
the amazing surveys, and we setup a little dye workshop in the vacant area.

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We had pre-alum-mordanted wool and cotton and foraged plants grown in the lot such as mugwort and
goldenrod to make yellows. Botanist Zya S. Levy of We the Weeds did a re-survey  of the site. The surveys of
the historical site were shown at Little Berlin as part of the Manufacturing Fire exhibit.

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Aside from the workshop, we have done some custom orders!
 

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Plethora of Tees for David Eric Iacone of Least Concerned Clothing

 

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Our workshop at the Design Center

The workshop was awesome! Thanks everyone who made it out. It makes us happy to share an age old process.

-Elissa

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