Journal

Organic Indigo Dye Workshop at lululemon lab - 11/12/17

WHENSunday November 12th1pm - 5pm WHERElululemon lab NYC 50 Bond St. New York, NY 10012 WHATFragmentario will be a guest at lululemon lab nyc to host an indigo dye workshop! To buy tickets click here. A concept space and store in NoHo, lululemon lab develops focused collections which are produced in limited quantities. Special workshops and events are also organized. This workshop focuses on creating an indigo dye vat from scratch. Indigo needs special steps and materials to stay on the fabric. Most recipes use chemicals that can be dangerous. We will use a formula developed by french natural dye master Michel Garcia, which in addition to indigo, uses sugar and cal. We will also go through the basics of dyeing with other natural sources. Every participant will receive: 1...

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Dyeing with avocados at Cesta República (Madrid)

With the intention to create a place to celebrate fiber art and craft, six friends opened Cesta República in 2016. At that point they had been working together for some years with their architecture studio CeroEstres and were looking to develop a new project where they could share the objects they found on their many travels, as well as give a platform to different creators to share their work. On the 16th of September, Fragmentario was there as a guest, teaching an avocado dye workshop. As a fiber fanatic myself, it was great to share my knowledge on a place that shares similar values and that strives to integrate tradition and modernity.  This workshop was particularly exciting, because we had Ivana from...

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Dyeing with avocado seeds at Castelo Studio

Iria do Castelo is an artist that works in different mediums and the founder of Castelo Studio. In what was once her great-grandmothers home, Iria has created a vibrant space, where she hosts workshops, artist residencies and different events. Under the framework of Castelo Open Studio, she invites artists from different disciplines are invited to share their craft through masterclasses and workshops. The past 26th of August, Fragmentario was one of such collaborators, by teaching a natural dyes masterclass. With two sessions, we had a total of 32 very diverse students, all connected with the curiosity of learning how to get color from plants. It was wonderful to see so many people interested in the possibilities of plant based dyes and to...

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Natural Dyes & Experimental Weaving Workshop at La Guarimba

Natural Dyes & Experimental Weaving Workshop at La Guarimba from Fragmentario on Vimeo by Lavinia Del Croce. La Guarimba is a film festival that was born in 2013 in the south of Italy with the objective to bring the cinema back to the people and the people back to the cinema. Throughout 5 days, short films from around the world are shown at the beautiful park La Grotta. Every year, there also organize workshops, parties and Artists for La Guarimba, an artist exhibit, curated by Sara Fratini, showcasing posters made by 30 artists with their own interpretation of the festival. It is a truly magical place and one that inspired me to find my voice as a creator, the first time I went...

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Featured on Mind Body Green

Very excited to be featured today in Mind Body Green. Had so much fun speaking about natural dyes with Emma Loewe, their green editor & Miachel Breton, their photographer. Emma did a great job weaving stories from the past & future of natural dyes, hues that can be achieved and possible partnerships, like the one we have established with Avocaderia, our avocado seeds providers. Also happy to finally see Michael's beautiful photos. Also some words from the ever mysterious Native Outpost. Thank you Emma & Miachel for the nice afternoon and see you in the fall 🍂 To read the whole article click here.

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