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Weaving 101

Friday, March 15th from 9:00 a.m.to noon.

Take a break and explore tapestry weaving. You will learn to warp a simple loom, plain weave, create pile or fringe and remove the weaving from the loom and finish it.  Each student will have 2 small wooden looms (approx. 3” x 2 ¾”) to make wall hangings, necklaces or ornaments and a cardboard loom to experiment with.

At The Carlisle Arts Learning Center, 140 W Pomfret St, Carlisle, PA

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Create a Sketchbook!


2 sessions offered-
A: 2 Thursdays, April 4and 11, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
B: 2 Fridays, April 5, and 12, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Create a personal sketchbook from top to bottom.  In the first session you will marble fabric for a book cover and paper for end page. We will also create some small folded books. In the second session you will put the book together, learning to sew folios and glue end pages.

At The Carlisle Arts Learning Center, 140 W Pomfret St, Carlisle, PA

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A Spring Day to Dye for – Naturally!

Friday May 17th 10 - 3 

Join us and explore dyeing with local grown and foraged plant and eucalyptus leaves.  We will transfix color from plants many ways: through bundle dyeing – free form layering of petals and leaves, hammering color on cloth using India Flints “Hapa Zome” technique and dyeing with marigold petals. Natural dye essentials will be covered including mordanting, creating the dyes and care of your creations.  Students will leave with a cotton bandana, a large cotton gauze scarves and a bundle dyed wool gauze scarf.

at The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsman, 335 N. Queen St., Lancaster PA
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Will be done in the Spring & Fall Dye Day  Bundle Dyeing Carrot Top, Fern, Basil, red maple, rose petals, walnut

Will be done in the Spring & Fall Dye Day

Bundle Dyeing Carrot Top, Fern, Basil, red maple, rose petals, walnut

Will be done in the Spring & Fall Dye Day  Bundle Dyeing, Rosemary, red maple and basil

Will be done in the Spring & Fall Dye Day

Bundle Dyeing, Rosemary, red maple and basil

Will be done in the Spring & Fall Dye Day- Bundle dyeing, eucalyptus

Will be done in the Spring & Fall Dye Day- Bundle dyeing, eucalyptus

Will be done in the Spring & Fall Dye Day  natural dyeing with Marigolds

Will be done in the Spring & Fall Dye Day

natural dyeing with Marigolds

Will be done in the Spring & Fall Dye Day hapa zome (india flint’s technique), red maple and fern

Will be done in the Spring & Fall Dye Day
hapa zome (india flint’s technique), red maple and fern

Will be done in the  Fall DYe day only - Fresh leaf indigo dyeing

Will be done in the Fall DYe day only- Fresh leaf indigo dyeing


A Fall Day to Dye for – Naturally!

Saturday September 7th  10 - 4 

Join us for a day of exploring dyeing with local grown plants, foraged dye material and eucalyptus leaves.  We will transfix color from plants many ways: through bundle dyeing – free form layering of petals and leaves, putting color on cloth by hammering using India Flints “Hapa Zome” technique and fresh leaf indigo dyeing using just harvested Indigo leaves grown in the instructor’s garden.  Fresh leaf indigo dyeing imparts a beautiful aqua color.  Natural dye essentials will be covered including mordanting, creating the dyes and care of your creations.  Students will leave with a cotton bandana, a large cotton gauze scarf (dyed gold with marigold petals, and 2 lightweight wool gauze scarves (one from the indigo and one bundle dyed).

 at The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsman, 335 N. Queen St., Lancaster PA
Information is not up on the Guilds website yet, Please call 717-431-8706


Dye Workshop at Boutique on Pomfret

Tuesday, May 21

Carol Reed of Dye Lab will lead us in creating a unique accessory to add to our spring wardrobe using natural dyes and a scarf/belt from Oh My Gauze. Participants will use clamped resists or rubber bands to create a unique pattern before placing the scarf in dye made from locally grown marigolds for a golden yellow color or avocado pits for a soft pink color. While we wait for our scarves to dye each participant will also have the opportunity to create a smalll weaving using a wooden loom and thick naturally-dyed yarn that can be made into a necklace or ornament. All while we enjoy some wine and light refreshments, of course!
Fee per person is $45
Register at Boutique on Pomfret or by calling 717-357-7594


FiBEAR Arts Camp

June 24 - 28
8:30-11:30 a.m.
Ages : 5-12

This camp will be all things bear related. We’ll ice dye a bear shaped pillow and print a bag with bear related imagery (fish stamps, etc). We’ll even spend time on bees—because you can’t have bears without honey! (Q: what are bears without Bees? A: Ears!)  
At The Carlisle Arts Learning Center, 140 W Pomfret St, Carlisle, PA

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Information coming soon -1 day teen/adult camp at the Carlisle Arts Learning Center, June 29th


Previous Classes Taught:

  • Indigo Dyeing

  • Dyeing with Fiber Reactive Dyes

  • Textile Printing with Craft Foam

  • Oil Painting Experience

  • Art with Unconventional Materials

  • Simple Batik

  • Shibori

  • Marbling on fabric

  • Create a Sketchbook

  • Finger Painting for Adults

  • Basic Drawing

  • Color Theory