This past Saturday, June 4, Waldorf School at Moraine Farm hosted a workshop focused on natural dyeing. We used Indigo dye and Shibori folding and binding techniques that resulted in unique and beautiful designs. Luckily it was a mild morning which allowed us to be outside where we could get dirty, drip on the ground and enjoy the messy process.

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Participants ranged from current and alumni parents, to colleagues from the Seacoast Waldorf School in Eliot, Maine as well as creative people visiting the school for the first time. IMG_20160604_114516713

Proceeds from this well attended workshop have allowed the school’s handwork program to purchase a stitching machine. This will enable us to increase our skills and abilities in sewing leather and thicker materials. Which will be especially helpful with the handmade shoes and sandals that our handwork teacher, Heather Collis Puro, has been working on with the middle school students and adult handwork classes.

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We look forward to offering more hands on, creative and fun classes soon. Be sure to keep an eye on the school’s calendar and announcements for workshops in the future!

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By Coleen Ryan