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April 25 -28 -2019Fort Frederick state park, Big Pool MD
May 10-13-2019 Martins Station Va/Wilderness Road State Park
May 24-25 -2019 Spirit of Vincennes , In
June 7 - 8 - 2019 Colonial Market Days Lebanon In
July 4 - 7 - 2019 Old Fort Niagara Fort French and Indian war Youngstown NY
July 12 - 14 - 2019 Jane Austen Louisville, KY
August 30 - Sept 1- 2019 Fair at New Boston Springfield , Oh
Sept 13 - 15 - 2019 Kohkohmah, Russiaville ,In
Oct 11 - 13 - 2019 Mississanawa 1812 Marian, in
Oct 25 - 27 2019 Colonial Market Fair/Locust Grove Louisville, KY
We love teaching our 3 workshops and are always happy to come to you to teach. Let us know what you want to learn and we will see if we can work it out. We have three classes:
1. Level 1 floor cloth class
In this class you will make a 24x30 door mat in black and white and you will learn marbling techniques.
2. Level 2 Floor cloth class
This class lets your imagination go wild and you can create what ever you want in the allowed time in a variety of colors.
3.Carve your own block and print a scarf class.
In this class you will learn how to carve a rubber block of which you get 2 and block print your included scarf.
If you are looking for more than one item they add up so we wanted to make it a little easier on you if you live in the United States your shipping is free.
Janet K.Verified Reviewer
Golden ochre scarf
Love this scarf! I wear it alot.
Kimberly W.Verified Buyer
The Pompeo Batoni portrait of Francesco Benaglio 1757"
Gorgeous scarf! Exact reproduction of the original in silk with excellent details.
I like the weight of these silk stockings. After several wearing and washings, they still hold their color and shape and are a dream to wear, summer or winter. They're a perfect thickness.
Everything we make comes to us in its most basic form. All of the scarves, stockings, silk or cotton come to us white. We wash everything and then we sort it into groups for dying. This helps keep colors stay truer by batch. Then we set up the dye pots . One for silk and one for cotton stockings and scarves. Each scarf and stocking is dyed and rinsed until the water is clear. Then we put them into a pot that has a colorfast product in it to help each item maintain their color longer than a regular dye would provide. They are then washed, dried, and ironed.
Our boxes come to us as brown paste board boxes. First we will paint and seal the inside of the box to add additional strength and water protection to them, then the marbling process starts. We must first make two things carrageenan water which is dried and crushed seaweed added in specific amounts to water and blended. Then you have to wait for 6 or more hours for the bubbles to dissipate. Then we make alum water mix alum into water and stir. Next we set up the 36x36" tray and add the carrageenan water to it. We sponge the alum water onto 36" square pieces of velum paper.
Next we add color to the water and create patterns. They will be pebbles, feather,parallel, French swirl, Spanish style and many other patterns all of which were used from the 17th century and forward. We lay the paper onto the surface of the water until the pattern shows and then slide it out of the tray. Viola, a new and wonderful piece of art to cover a box no matter the shape.
If you would like more information on carrying some of our items in larger quantities please call us and we will provide you with the information on what we are able to sell on a wholesale basis. Go to the contact us tab on this screen, and Thank you for your interest.
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