Join us at Amber Waves Farm for a fun, creative, educational and delicious workshop about using plants grown on the farm fields to naturally dye silk and cotton fabrics. Following the activity, we will enjoy wood-fired oven pizza pies made by Carissa's Breads with organic vegetable toppings from the farm.
Hilary Leff, founder of Indigo Jane, will guide us through the wonderful and beautiful world of using plants and flowers to naturally dye fabrics. After an introduction and tutorial, workshop attendees will cut flowers and plants from the field and use them to dye silk scarves and kids cotton t-shirts to take home.
While the fabrics are setting the dye color, we will enjoy a delicious lunch of wood-fired oven pizza made by Carissa Waechter of Carissa's Breads using Amber Waves Farm organic wheat and vegetables.
About Hilary and Indigo Jane
Hilary Leff has a dye garden on Long Island where she grows hollyhocks, marigolds, hibiscus and a variety of other flowers which yield beautiful colors. Indigo Jane grew out of a desire to create seasonal, local textiles using only natural, botanical dyes. Hilary also forages for walnuts for browns and grays at nearby farms. The cashmere is from a small mill in Nepal, the cotton is hand woven Khadi cotton from southern India.