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October 25, 2015 @ 9:30 am - November 8, 2015 @ 1:30 am
Come learn how to eco-print while creating a community quilt!
October 25th, November 1st and November 8th in the Green Tank at Trillium North Park between 9:30-1:30pm.
Admission is free
All ages are welcome
Light refreshments will be provided
Dyeing cloth using natural materials is a magical process: Add a bit of steam, assorted leaves, bark, flowers, and rusty nails and wait an hour…the results are amazing! You never quite know what you’ll pull out of the steam bath and working with others allows for a wide variety of experiments and collaborations to occur.
Means of Production artists in residence Xyla Grey and Sarah Anne Eby will share the eco-printing history, chemistry with seasonal dye plants in your neighbourhood and steam. Each participant will be encouraged to engage in the whole process- harvesting dye plants, designing patterns, steaming the bundles, sewing the quilt with wool, installation and the opening art show.
This quilt can be a metaphor of individuals creating collective community, secure in their identity within a multicultural society. People of many cultures and time periods have used quilting to pass down their traditions and history. Just as our families are unique when looked at separately, collectively we all contribute to the vitality of our communities when woven together. The process of sewing our eco-printed patches together represents our journey of understanding interconnections in such a place with tolerance and unity in mind.
To celebrate the quilt an art opening will happen at Mount Pleasant Community Centre!
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To learn more about Means of Production Artists Raw Resource Collective check out our website at http://moparrc.com/