Final Critique: Invite

November 29, 2011 § 1 Comment

As the semester is wrapping up, it’s come time for us to start assessing how we’ve done the past few months.  To do this we’re having an open final critique/reception next week.  As this is a Collaborative Study Project and doesn’t exactly fit into the framework of any existing course we’re interested in getting feedback on our work from a wide variety of viewers. We’d greatly appreciate it if you are able to stop by, check out what we’ve been up to, and share with us your thoughts on what we’ve done this semester.  And there will be snacks!

We hope to see you there,
Margaret and Brigid.

Week Miscellaneous: Finishing Up

November 29, 2011 § Leave a comment

For the past few weeks we’ve been dyeing on and off as we sew together our zines and work on our final series of woven and otherwise assembled pieces.

Week Five: Leaves and Miscellaneous Results

November 29, 2011 § Leave a comment

Look look look!

(Last weeks yarns and everything so far)

Week Five: Leaves and Miscellaneous

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We collected juniper berries, ivy, pokeweed, apple tree stuffs, and russian sage.

Slater Mill

November 29, 2011 § Leave a comment

Field Trip!

We learned a lot about the development of the textile industry from the historic mill right over in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.  An off-shoot of that growth includes continued toxicity of the Blackstone River from long term, large-scale chemical dyeing practices (fishing and swimming in the river won’t be safe for awhile still).  There’s a great dye garden to peek at though and a whole shed full of flax to spin into linen!


November 15, 2011 § Leave a comment

Look! After many weeks of work, we’ve finally done it! We made a zine!! Click on the first image below and scroll to the right to read through! Or, if you want to make your own printed version, click here !!

Week Four: Fruits and Vegetables Results

November 14, 2011 § 1 Comment

Scroll over the photos to see what fruits and vegetables they are. Note the last few photos- all the crazy variation we got out of the pokeberries!