This is our fabulous foursome from just two weeks ago. Joanna Pierotti, Leslie Marsh, myself and Bee Shay. To these women I owe my heart and my gratitude. They took my workshop, but it is I who learned so much from them.
When I first got to Leslies house it was time for art. We spread out fabric and pieces of nature all over her kitchen. And outside in the driveway there were pots of boiling water. I finally got to experiment with eco-dying!
We wrapped up leaves and flowers in silk or wool with twine around copper pipes.
We were silly and joyful and serious. And so creative!
Our bundles stayed in the bubbly water for hours.
And these are some of the results...
The next day we took the train into NYC.
So wintery it was...
Leslie worked on stitching this amazing bag on the train.
I am sorry to say that besides the photographs I shared in my last post, I got very few pictures of the city. There was just no time! Teaching the workshop took every moment I had. But I wouldn't trade that time for anything.
Now I am going to speed ahead to my last day. Leslie and I went to one of our favorite stores and restaurants.
Here are shots from the beautiful store, Terrain, which is like an Anthropologie for the garden. I love their lighting. Bursts of hot pink were peeking out everywhere.
This is a concrete sink that really belongs in my courtyard. If anyone knows where to find one of these. Please tell me!
To see more photographs from Terrain, click here.
Today my box of supplies from my workshop arrived and I got to unpack. Moments were remembered in scraps of paper, in gifts from nature and gifts from friends. These are some of my gifts. A brown velvet purse.
Pieces of well loved and worn fabric and lace.
Copper paintbrushes and gorgeous papers.
A beautiful Indigo blue journal and a sewing project for me.