My heart is singing. This is the beginning of many more workshops to come! Emily and I joined forces to offer an Indigo Dyeing Workshop to take place at School House Farm that included a phenomenal spread of appetizers, dessert and a Fall Inspired Cocktail for all our guests! In typical Emily fashion, she decked out the area with bouquets of sunflowers and dahlias and a few of her first pumpkins of the season! The majority of the food was produce she had sown, grown, and harvested this year: pickled garlic scapes, beans, and cucumbers, a kale and yellow zucchini quiche, roasted garlic paired with select cheeses and freshly baked baguettes were just a few of the appetizers. Vodka was infused with farm pears over the week leading up to the event and then mixed with a homemade rosemary syrup and soda. Dessert included an apple galette, homemade whipping cream, chocolate zucchini loaf, and fresh strawberries. I know. Amazing.
We gathered in a circle where I went through the indigo process and ladies got straight to work creating their designs with elastics, clothespins, string, and tongue depressers. Patiently, we worked in two groups taking turns to dip and expose their pieces until it was time for the final reveal. Just like snowflakes, no two are ever the same, each one so unique and magical in its creation. The scarves were hung to dry across a makeshift clothesline that Kevin helped set up using twine and the easels he had designed for Paint Night.
I couldn't have been happier with the attendees for this first Adult Workshop! So many familiar faces who have been so kind in supporting my passion to make creativity an accessible priority in life over the last 2 years. I can not tell you how much it means to have this support and to know that I am able to provide a service to others. Thank you to everyone who participated, I am still reeling with joy from this first successful experience! Thank you!!!