THE AVO KIMONO WORKSHOP
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We're all [stll] crazy about kimonos. The AVO KIMONO Workshop is where you get to discover the magic of the most coveted plant-based pink dyes in the botanical kingdom. This two-part workshop will have you feeling spellbound for the queen of the prettiest peachy pinks. These warm tones have the power to soften your look and your energetic vibrations. Substantive dyes are slow going. They take time to become rich in colour and simmer slowly in their magic. This workshop already includes 48+ hours in botanical prep completed before you even step foot in the studio. And as it goes, good things are indeed worth the wait.
The first of two workshops introduce you to your beautiful linen-blend kimono. You heard me right, I said linen-blend. Ouuu la [fancy pants] la! I source only the best fabrics and I can't wait to teach you all about these linen beauties.
Perfect for fall? Intentionally yes.
We will also discover why most plant-based dyes fall flat and simply don't last.
But there is also work to do! And while I already have hours upon hours upon even more hours invested in each kimono, there is still work to be done. You will dip your hands into something special, mix up a Plant Magic potion of sorts and start falling in love with your kimono as we move through this process art step by step by step. This is where we prepare the linen to capture the best potential of the dyestuff. This is also where you get to make beautiful connections and soak up the warming studio energy in good company.
The second workshop shares the story of "the queen bee of pinks" as I like to call her. This is where we go deep into the dye, see it, smell it, feel it and connect to the subtleties and nuances of oxidization. This is where the white kimono transforms into something beautiful. And this is where you fall in love with your kimono on a whole new level. And of course, connect with your beautiful studio-mates for another transformative experience.
1 HAND-MADE LINEN-BLEND KIMONO
1 DYE KIT
1 PRIMING KIT
2 CUPS OF SOOTHING PINK TEA
2 BEAUTIFUL STUDIO WORKSHOP EXPERIENCES
WORKSHOP 1 DATE: Wednesday, August 21st, 2019
STUDIO TIME: 6PM-7: 30 PM
WORKSHOP 2 DATE: Wednesday, September 11th, 2019.
STUDIO TIME: 6PM-7: 15 PM
INVESTMENT: $235 + HST
*Please note these fibres were extremely expensive to purchase!!!!! We are also really jaded when it comes to understanding the true cost of handmade, natural clothing. This is where slow fashion meets wearable art. My kimonos are made from 100% new material which is far more costly than reclaiming fibre from other sources. This workshop also includes kit fees and double studio time.
All skill levels are welcome. Spaces are limited.
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Note finish times may vary. No refunds or credits. If you cannot attend after registration, please transfer your spot to a friend.
WORKSHOP 1: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21ST, 2019
WORKSHOP 2: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH, 2019