About this Course
What can you do with the berries in your fridge, that you thought would last one more day before you freeze the rest, when they turn fuzzy and begin to mold? You can dye with them!
Step into the shoes of your ancestors and reduce, reuse and recycle like they did, as a way of life, preservation and conservation. Use what you got and make it last; your grandma would be proud!
Here is a super simple and easy way to use over ripe berries, in this case blackberries and black currants, to dye hang tags and unbleached muslin drawstring bags.
Your rich and vibrant, also subtle and understated, dyed tags and bags can be used for gifts, labeling, organizing and bringing a layer of beauty in the small details that show you care.
About the instructor
i am a savage, moody garden and the queen of wild things.
i am feral, ambrosial and strange.
i am an oracle talisman inscribed with healing and transformation. I come from my placental ancestors, I do not walk alone.
i am the wild Seeker, close with Mother Nature, the haunted Huntress, the sacred Gatherer, the magic Forager, the enchanted Mystic, the vagabond Wanderer.
i am the visionary behind Make-to-Mend, Cauldron & Hive, and Smashing Rubbish - three creative expressions of my passion for healing, transformation, beauty, creativity and good ol' vintage junk!
i am fueled by the belief that the practice and act of Making is a catalyst for Mending and unfurling personal growth. i hope every women will thread her needle with soul sinew and stitch her own wild and free nature into her mending, marveling at their own beauty all the while.
i am a community centered herbalist, a beekeeper, a mama, a beloved, a clay-slinger, a thread-banger, a sister-keeper, a daughter of the earth.
i believe in the fingerprint of the Maker as a holy and perfect mark.
i believe in the conscious creatives, the cosmic muse and the expansive divine feminine.
i believe in you, and your creativity, and your magical gifts and your making, and your mending, and your healing, and perfectly imperfect you!
You will need:
- Large baking tray with sides or the equivalent
- Prestrung shipping tags, any size
- Unbleached muslin drawstring bags
- A variety of overripe berries, I am using Blackberries and Black Currants
- Vinegar (as a mordant for the cloth bags)
- Potato masher, an old thrift store one if you have it, optional
- Rubber kitchen gloves, optional
- A hand wiping towel that can get stained
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