Native Plant Dye Workshop with Rebecca Burgess @ the Berkleley Botanical Gardens

This past weekend I attended a hands-on workshop and overview of dying fibers with locally harvested plants lead by artist and educator Rebecca Burgess at the Berkeley Botanical Gardens. It was a great honor to meet Rebecca in person after following her work on-line for some time. I admire her approach to using local resources and materials when ever possible. She has a wealth of information inside of her and a generous heart to match - I look forward to working with her again. The workshop was a small introduction, but definitely inspiring. So keep your eye out for the next one. Also at the end of the year, Rebecca's new book is being released: Gathering Color. It focuses on identifying, harvesting and creating dyes with plants in the area.

Be sure to check out the Fiber & Dye Exhibit on display at the gardens and to take the self guided walking tour of native dye plants. So beautifully laid out and such a unique way to learn.

Native Plant Dye Workshop with Rebecca Burgess
March 28th, 2010 @ the UC Botanical Gardens in Berkeley, CA

Underwear of the Month Club

Underwear of the Month Club! What a simple, brilliant idea - so much fun. And sexy too.

Each month members receive one pair of hand sewn, hand printed underwear from Recession Clothing. Bikini briefs for the ladies and guys get boxer briefs. Each month features a different guest artist. Recession Clothing is in the process of moving from West Oakland to Portland - We will miss them here in the local scene, but wish them well in their new home.

vintage diamonds

Enjoying the simplicity of this playful 60's embroidered design.