November 08, 2017
Sunday Nov 19
100$ class fee + 25 for materials
Come learn the foundation of natural dyeing including all the steps needed to create light and wash fast color using plants and non toxic methods.
We'll also create a foundation of understanding medicinal dye plants and how creating color with these plants can work as medicine for your body and home.
You will be dyeing a pillow case, flannel for creating skin wraps, a silk bandana and swatches for color practice.
Email me through contact form to sign up
Natural Dyes 101
Sunday, July 30
Come learn the foundation of natural dyeing.
We will explore creating color with botanical based dyes from our local environment, as well as traditional ancient dyes used the world over.
Learn all the steps it takes to create wash and light fast colors on various fibers and how use modifiers to shift color hues.
You will be dyeing one silk bandana and swatches of cotton and linen to take home and transform into a personal project.
Class fee $100 + $25 material fee
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Really looking forward to this one!
I'm super excited to come up to Marin to teach all about creating and working with Organic Natural Indigo. The intensive has been rescheduled for Saturday May 20.
Come spend the day immersed in the history, alchemy and beauty of the natural Indigo plant, examine the sacred tradition of creating indigo vats, as well as the delicate process of indigo dyeing with expert dyer, Niki Livingston of Lookout & Wonderland. You will also learn hands on how to create two types of chemical free, food grade organic indigo vats that are easy to create at home for a day of dyeing. Then learn the foundation techniques of the art of shibori, along with the conceptual ideas surrounding surface design concerning ready made garments and flat surfaces. Bring a few small pieces to dye and experience the magic of indigo!
My Foraged Natural Dye class at Neve/Hawk has been rescheduled for Friday May 19th.
Learn to look at your neighborhood with new eyes by extracting color from local trees and plants. Come explore the colors you can create by working with fresh plant matter that dyer Niki Livingston of Lookout & Wonderland foraged from our local area. Discover the mordanting process of preparing fabric for taking up extracted botanical color and ways of manipulating color by applying post mordants.
We are delighted to announce our residency at the Palm Springs Art Museum. For the month of March we will be activating various areas throughout the museum to create dialogue and dive into connecting through process. Please join us in examining our practice via contemplation the self and the effects of experience on consciousness, personal flag building, exploring color making and various forms of nonverbal communication
With all that's transpired this week I've forgotten to tell you about this event. I'm so honored to work with The Getty in conjunction with their exhibition The Alchemy of Color. I'll be talking about and leading guests through the ancient and sacred process of indigo dyeing.
Today! (11/12/16) from 10-5pm Please come and bring your little ones.
Lookout & Wonderland
Absolute Magnitude: Knowing, Ignorance and Being
Opening: Saturday, October 22, 2016, 7–10 pm
Absolute Magnitude: Knowing, Ignorance and Being is the first exhibition outside of the U.S. by Lookout & Wonderland, a collaboration between Los Angeles-based artists Niki Livingston (b. 1974) and Yusuke Tsukamoto (b. 1976). The works are part of an evolving narrative-based project consisting of naturally dyed and appliquéd flags that examine the nature of personal reality, knowledge and its limitations. If knowledge is not matter, but the perception of matter, what is possible to actually know? By reflecting on the notion of ‘absolute magnitude’ – the measure of intrinsic brightness of a celestial object as it appears from Earth – the artists explore the concept of human consciousness, asking from where it arises, how it is informed and how it potentially progresses.
Throughout the history, pieces of decorated fabrics have been used as signaling devices and as a rudimentary method of non-verbal communication. Flags have an employed imagery of various cultural codes and historical symbols, functioning as visual tools for expressing different views and ideas with the help of elementary recognizable icons. Lookout & Wonderland has chosen this traditional way of communication as a connecting thread back to our most primal form of storytelling, and as a means of eliminating the limitations of written language.
In the exhibition, each flag is a declaration of perceived knowledge; a storyboard in a shared journey interpreting reality. The stories that the viewers perceive and create in their minds in reaction to the visual matter will be particular to their own personal reality and experience, and will thus differ from the original intention of the artists. The act of cutting and piecing together the botanically dyed fabrics into intelligible shapes also becomes an assembly of the interconnected ideas of tangible knowledge – a symbolic source and spectrum for all our shared yet personal experiences of the surrounding world.
Wed. 5–8 pm
Fri. 2–5 pm
Sat. 12–3 pm
Sun. 12–3 pm
SE-214 23 Malmö
Supported by the Culture Department of Malmö and the Swedish Arts Council
Indigo WORKSHOP in ojai!!
I'll be teaching at CATTYWAMPUS CRAFTS on September 24th
Visit their website to sign up: https://cattywampuscrafts.com/products/indigo-101-beginner-dyeing-class-september-24-12-5-pm
INDIGO 101 • Beginner Dyeing Class, September 24 (12-5 pm)
Examined the history, alchemy and beauty of the natural Indigo plant, various sacred traditions of creating indigo vats, as well as the delicate process of indigo dyeing with expert dyer Niki Livingston of Lookout & Wonderland. You will also learn hands on how to create a chemical free, food grade organic indigo vat that is easy to create at home for a day of dyeing. Then learn the foundation techniques of the art of shibori, along with the conceptual ideas surrounding surface design concerning ready made garments and flat surfaces.
SKILLS LEARNED • Basic Knowledge of the indigo plant and tradition. How to create a chemical free, food grade organic indigo vat. How to properly prepare fabric for dyeing, dyeing with an indigo vat and proper finishing of the dyeing process. A foundation to understanding and creating shibori designs.
MATERIALS REQUIRED • 2 smallish (tee/scarf/pillowcase/napkins) pre-washed items made from natural fibers (cotton/linen/silk)
TIME • 5 hours
PREREQUISITE • None!
I hope you are having a lovely summertime.
It's been a while now, so I will be teaching a indigo dyeing and shibori workshop this coming Saturday. We'll learn a bit about the history of indigo and shibori, plus the how to's on natural indigo dyeing and a few shibori methods.
What to bring: a few smallish pre-washed items (tee/scarf/pillowcase) made from natural fibers (cotton/linen/silk)
What to wear: Old clothes and shoes you won't mind staining with indigo
Where: Chinatown, LA
Space for 12
$120 to rsvp Paypal/venmo the class fee - firstname.lastname@example.org @lookoutandwonderland reservation fee is nonrefundable if cancelled less than 3 days in advance
Saturday July 30th7-10pm
Join us in the gallery to celebrate the final weekend of
ABSOLUTE MAGNITUDE: Knowing, Ignorance and Being
There will be art, records, refreshing beverages and good times!