WE GATHER Kaleidoscope Dye Workshop - April 20th!

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WE GATHER Kaleidoscope Dye Workshop - April 20th!

Join us for an evening of kaleidoscopic color dreams!

This is the perfect way to unwind after a day at work and flex those creative muscles (we promise you won’t have to work too hard, though)

Your head and your eyes will spin at the stunning results and the ease of this low-commitment, low-impact dyeing method. Learn the basics of working with fiber reactive dyes and create a kaleidoscope of color on both cotton and silk. We’ll share a few of our favorite tricks for achieving eye-popping results with minimum time commitment.

All materials are included, but feel free to bring 1-2 additional small fabric items to dye (these should be limited to cotton, linen, hemp, rayon, and silk).

We suggest wearing/bringing an apron or clothing that you don’t mind splashing with dye.

 

ABOUT WHITNEY CRUTCHFIELD,
Founder + Designer + Maker of WE GATHER:

I have been a textile lover ever since my mom taught me how to sew a reversible Barbie skirt in our basement in rural Michigan. Since then, I have been deeply influenced and led into this fascinatingly intertwined textile community by a number of strong, talented women and men.

After obtaining a MFA in Fibers and enjoying the clean air of Colorado, I landed in Brooklyn, and it instantly felt like home. My textile obsession has materialized here in a number of different ways, including crafting at Martha Stewart, teaching at the Textile Arts Center, FIT, and Parsons School of Design, and most recently designing printed textiles for a major teen apparel retailer.

My heart and passion, however, were not in the world of mass production and fleeting trends. So, with over ten years of weaving and dyeing experience under my belt, I turned my efforts fully to creating objects that last, textiles that we can be with and touch, things that become imbued with memory and simple meaning and remind us of the joys, excitement, and comfort that we experience together.

I relish in celebrations of any kind, from the smallest accomplishment to the most monumental life event, so much so that, in addition to being the designer and maker behind We Gather, I am also a registered wedding officiant in New York City, spreading the love in any way I can. 

Fast facts:

-optimism is my strong suit
-cheese is my weak suit
-I never stifle a laugh

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