Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The Amazing India Flint

India Flint
I was so fortunate to be able to participate in the three day workshop with India Flint at Grau Haus in Hollywood.  Claudia Grau has been devouring India's books for years and when she found out that India's Santa Barbara workshop was already full, Claudia contacted India about doing a class in LA.  Well the dogs were with us (an India phase) and so it came to pass.  And what an experience it was.  India is an amazing woman who's lived all over the world but hails from the land down under. Her web site describes her as "maker of marks, forest wanderer & tumbleweed, stargazer & stitcher, botanical alchemist & string twiner, working traveller, dreamer, writer and aspiring sax player".  She definitely lives and breathes her art. 

The magical alchemy of eco dyeing with eucalyptus, onion skins, veggies, bark and other eco friendly elements.  And as an added bonus we basked in the fabulous scent and fragrance of steaming eucalyptus.  

Always time for tea.  Tea shown with some of the eucalyptus we used for dyeing.

No, it's not a wonton or spring roll.  It's my silk bundle wrapped with plants and other organic material.  That bead on the top marked it as mine. 

The amazing India Flint describing something.  She's wearing one of her eco dyed dresses. 

Claudia Grau and her sister (standing) along with Claudia's assistant Leah.  Thank you Claudia for putting this workshop together.

Hand dyed with purple carrots and their tops.

More magical alchemy below.  Can't wait to try it at home.

India Flint and Claudia Grau

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a wonderful time was had by all...such BIG smiles all 'round! And many lovely cloths.