Hibiscus & Heliconias + New 2014 Workshop + Pattern Sale

  • December 3rd, 2013
  • posted by Sylvia in: sylvia40

Aloha, everyone,

I’ve added a new out-of-state workshop to my 2014 schedule—a 5-day workshop at the Madeline Island School of the Arts in La Pointe, Wisconsin! The workshop will run from July 7-11, 2014 and is called Quilting with Sashiko & Sunprints. I have become addicted to sun-printing recently, and this is a great chance to learn this fun technique in a gorgeous, peaceful environment. I’ve heard nothing but the best about this magical Island, MISA’s state-of-the-art studios, lodging, and delicious meals.

I wanted to let you know of a special program just for my followers, called “The Red Barn Special.” This is specifically for my workshop at MISA: Save $85 on your on-site lodging reservation when you register for my workshop by December 31, 2013! This is a chance to get first pick at their comfortable and cozy on-campus rooms in their Mission Cottages. Before word gets out of my class, I wanted to let you know of this amazing opportunity to spend a week with me on Madeline Island.

A 25% deposit is all you need to hold your place in my workshop. To read more about my class and to register, click here, or call the Registrar, Anne Leafblad, at 715.747.2054, or email misa@cheqnet.net for more information.

Also check out the MISA website to get a visual tour of the idyllic settings and to learn more about the school. I had such great results with sun-printing in my recent dye workshops and I am very excited for this one as well. I’m looking forward to seeing some of you there!







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To Dye For + BOM #3: Oncidium Orchids + Free Sashiko Thread

  • November 3rd, 2013
  • posted by Sylvia in: sylvia40

What fun and serendipitous results we had in our fabric dyeing and coloring workshop!

(Click on the image for full-size.)

We scrunched, tied dyed, and pleated cotton and silk fabrics and heaped them under a mound of ice, sprinkled on a potpourri of procion dye powder, let them perk for 24 hours, and unveiled them the next morning. Gorgeous! I am hooked on ice dyeing and am on a quest to figure out how to make it a bit more predictable for appliqué fabrics, especially for orchid centers.

We also collected ferns, grasses, and flowers from our yard and did some lovely sun printing. We discovered you need really full on strong sunlight to get the best effect and the fabric needs to be pretty wet and saturated with paint first. We also threw around a lot of salt on dyed fabric, concluding that Hawaiian Salt is the best for moving and blending fabric paints and dye.

Cotton was wrapped tightly around rope, then bound together with a waxed sinew and scrunched, with amazing rippled, shibori-like results. Grids, such as a piece of plastic dog fencing and potting trays, made great repetitive patterns when the fabric was poked into the holes of the grid.

The conclusion? If you can't find just the right fabric, dye your own! It is very easy, fascinating, and cost-effective. Using a high quality pimatex cotton, you can make fabric every bit as beautiful as expensive batiks.

I would love to run more fabric coloring and dyeing workshops. Please let us know if you are interested and we will schedule more classes.


BOM #3: Oncidium Orchids

Pattern Available Now + BOM Fabric Kits Releasing November 5th

BOM #3 is in production and is on time to release November 5, 2013.

For those not in the BOM program, the retail pattern is already available for purchase. We are also working on more BOM #1 and #2 kits for those on the waiting list!


Buy 2 Sashiko Kits, Get 1 Free Skein of Sashiko Thread

Sale Runs: November 4-11, 2013

Buy any 2 sashiko kits and get a free skein of sashiko thread!

Good for WHITE or LIGHT GREEN sashiko thread only. You can mix & match.

UNLESS OTHERWISE REQUESTED: One skein of white sashiko thread will be included with purchases of two or more Sea Life and/or Chinese Bird Kits. Light green sashiko thread will be included with the purchase of two or more Tropical Foliage Kits. White sashiko thread will be included as the default color for mixed purchases of of both Tropical Foliage and Sea Life or Chinese Bird. You may request white or green in the comments box upon checkout.


For other products, please visit

www.sylvia-pippen.com

or contact Sylvia at
P.O. Box 2201
Keaau, HI 96749
Telephone: (808) 981-2681
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