RECYCLE AND RECLAIM: WEARABLE ART WORKSHOP

with carol reed and kirsten olson


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Using reclaimed porcelain, leftover fabric, kitchen scraps and yard waste you’ll create unique wearable art. Beads and pendants will be made from recycled porcelain clay using underglaze and texturing. These will be combined with textile cords and decorative elements from pre consumer recycled material some of which you will naturally dye from kitchen scraps and yard waste. The dye will include pink from avocados and brown from walnut hulls among others. You’ll also naturally dye a cotton scarf. On the second day of class we’ll create an indigo vat so you can up-cycle a stained or out of date item of clothing from home.

The workshop will be hosted at The Pond, 32 W. Pomfret St, Carlisle, PA

2 Saturdays: October 12th from 10-4 with a lunch break (please pack a lunch or dine out locally)

October 19 th from 10-12

Class fee: $145, which includes $55 in materials

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Upcycle Pop-Up

Saturday October 19 th from 1:30 -4:00

*no pre-registration required

Don’t have time to take the class but still want to up-cycle some clothing or make fun jewelry? Come to Indigo on the Go on Saturday afternoon! Bring a stained or out of date shirt to put in the indigo vat. Natural fibers like cotton, linen, wool and silk work best. It will sometimes dye other materials but not always. Dye a piece of clothing the equivalent of a large t-shirt or pillowcase for $5.00. Kids clothes - infant through 12 for $3 each.

Also available will be “Reclaim and Recycle: Wearable Art Kits”. Each kit will contain reclaimed porcelain beads or pendant, pre consumer recycled textiles and instructions to make unique necklaces or earrings.


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Questions about the workshops? Don’t hesitate to ask us!

Fill out the form or email us directly:

Kirsten Olson: kolsonceramics@gmail.com

Carol Reed: dyelab17013@gmail.com