Happy Earth Day!
Let's celebrate being excellent stewards of the earth with a giveaway!
Two lucky winners will have their choice of one natural dye kit, either for animal proteins (such as wool, silk, alpaca) or for plant proteins (such as cotton, hemp, linen). To qualify:
- Follow me on Instagram @tierneybarden
- Sign up for my Newsletter, if not already (right hand margin of this page)
- For FIVE extra chances!, tag as many friends as you think would be interested
Two winners will be chosen on Monday, April 24th, 2017.
The winners will be contacted, and I'll ask which type of kit you'd like to receive, plant or animal protein. Each kit will contain three GOTS certified natural dye stuffs (Madder, Cochineal, Quebracho Rojo), mordant(s), dust mask and complete instructions. This is your chance to dye up gorgeous colors and experience the natural dye process right at home! Good luck!
My Recent Talk and Trunk Show
This past Tuesday evening, the talented women of the Thumbstall Quilt Guild in Marcellus, NY graciously invited me to speak about my work as a dyer and quilter, as well as show some of my quilts. Their support, enthusiasm and excellent questions made me feel so welcome. Before that evening, I had decided to join the guild, so that night I became a member! I'm looking forward to pitching in, continuing the guild's purpose:
"...for the preservation of a unique art form and to foster the highest standards of excellence in the practice of quilting through an active program of education and study to preserve this heritage."
I'd especially like to thank the members for supporting my work as a dyer by purchasing my fabrics and yarn that evening. To hear their feedback and their thoughts about how they'd use the fabrics or yarns was rewarding. I can only hope they'll share their finished pieces with me! :)
Most of the shop has been updated, with a Fat Quarter update coming very soon. I'm currently in the midst of overhauling my studio, and plan to share that process right here in the near future. Don't forget to try for your chance at a FREE natural dye kit!