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July 2020

Growing & Processing Flax with Sandy Fisher

July 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
$20

Join Sandy Fisher of Chico Flax for an online presentation about growing and processing flax to make linen. Sandy will first show images of this year's crop—growing, harvesting, retting in the field and in the tanks, and drying on the lines before processing. Sandy will then do a hands-on demo of all three steps of flax processing: 1) The manual Brake and how/why the tool is used with the flax bundle. 2) The Scutching board and paddle and how/why it…

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August 2020

Japanese Indigo, Seed to Seed, with Craig Wilkinson

August 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
$20

Join Craig Wilkinson of Craig's Indigo for this virtual event. He will share his experience growing indigo over the last seven years in Northern California, including his current crop at the Santa Rosa Junior College Shone Farm located in Forestville, California. Craig will give a general comparison of indigo vats made from composted indigo and indigo pigment made from a water extraction method. He will also be dyeing fibers from several Fibershed producers. Participants will be invited to submit questions.…

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Tips for Sewing Jeans with Dan DiSanto

August 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
$20

Join designer Dan DiSanto for a virtual sewing demo on how to do a join fly, how to make a fell seam on a single needle machine, and some pocket tricks for blue jeans. Participants will be invited to submit questions. Register on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2mKkK672T2uF07DaKgAdPQ A video of the webinar will be made available to webinar registrants within approximately one week of the event. Dan has been a pattern maker and technical designer for over 40 years working for such…

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Japanese Indigo Extraction for Home Dyers and Artists with Judi Pettite

August 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
$20

Join Judi Pettite of BioHue for an online session on small scale pigment extraction from Japanese indigo (Persicaria tinctoria). Judi will provide step-by-step instruction on the process of yielding pigment from the plant. This class is ideal for anyone who has Japanese indigo in the garden and wants to use the extract for an indigo vat, or for painting and drawing mediums. Participants will be invited to submit questions. Register on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lH3jrQxfQZ6YUb_ST0LqFw A video of the webinar will be…

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Making Paints, Inks & Stains using Indigo with Judi Pettite

August 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
$20

Indigo extract is a versatile saturating pigment, an ideal art medium. It has good lightfastness, which makes it suitable for a variety of applications, and works well with a variety of binders. In this online demo, Judi Pettite of BioHue will show you the basics of making water and oil-based paint using the pigment of Persicaria tinctoria (Japanese indigo), as well as a primer on ink and furniture stain. Participants will be invited to submit questions. Register on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_r823lkYtRUib3vskeisn0w…

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