May
5
4:00 PM16:00

Kumihimo Cord Braiding with Alayna Rasile-Digrindakis

In this 2 hour workshop, you will learn Kumihimo, a Japanese braiding technique that uses a disc and 8 strands to produce a beautiful round cord. There are so many fun applications including fiber jewelry, sunglass holders, drawstrings or added detail for clothing, the list is endless and Alayna's breadth of experience and creativity always sparks new ideas. You will learn 4 and 8 strand braiding with naturally dyed silk and will leave with a completed bracelet. The workshop fee also includes your own recycled kumihimo disc so you can continue to braid cord at home. You will also leave with a syllabus to help you continue practicing at home. Save your spot today! 

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About the Teacher:

Alayna is a textile artist and designer who works with natural fibers and plant dyes in her art practice as well as her collection of one of a kind clothing. Trained through a residency at the Textile Art Center in Brooklyn, NY, Alayna has a breadth of knowledge in weaving, quilting, screenprinting, and dyeing. You can view samples of her work here. She is currently an MFA candidate at MSU.

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Jun
9
3:00 PM15:00

Bundle Dyeing with Alayna Rasile-Digrindakis

Learn how to use flowers, kitchen waste, and plant materials to create color on fabric in a unique and sustainable way. This workshop goes over protein and cellulose fibers, dye plants, folding techniques and textile applications. A large silk square scarf and 2 cotton napkins are provided. Students are invited to bring other small pieces of fabric or clothing items to dye (white, natural fibers work best). Save your spot today!

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About the Teacher:

Alayna is a textile artist and designer who works with natural fibers and plant dyes in her art practice as well as her collection of one of a kind clothing. Trained through a residency at the Textile Art Center in Brooklyn, NY, Alayna has a breadth of knowledge in weaving, quilting, screenprinting, and dyeing. You can view samples of her work here. She is currently an MFA candidate at MSU.

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Jul
21
3:00 PM15:00

The Spirit of Desert Wildflowers

Historically the desert has been a place for people to find spiritual clarity. Its geography is vast and expansive leaving us much room for opening and focus. Many believe the desert is a barren place where nothing can survive. Those who have spent time in a desert in spring know it is a diverse landscape peppered with beautiful biodiversity and wildflowers.

Clinical herbalist, Rachel Burgos, joins us from Southern California where she has been living in Joshua Tree for the past four years. In this class we will connect with the spiritual energy of the desert through desert wildflower essences. We will learn the properties of a few desert essences, meditate, and craft our own custom flower essence blends to our needs.

The desert is a powerful place of potent medicine. The plants that thrive in the desert show us the path of resilience. Come learn how to integrate these energies into your life as allies.

Supplies needed: notebook, pen, something comfortable to meditate in.

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About the Teacher:

Rachel Burgos is an herbalist who has just moved to LA from Joshua Tree, California! She dedicates her clinical work to provide preventative health care and education using plant, stone, animal & earth medicines in a holistic way. This involves focusing on the patterns of imbalance we create through various traumas, ancestral patterning for both chronic and acute, emotional, physical or spiritual imbalances. Her work is centered in social justice, activism, and healing for not only humans but the greater ecology.

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