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INDIGO FROM THE FIELD TO THE VAT AT CIRCLE OF LIFE STUDIO

May 1, 2021

THURSDAY, JULY 29 10am to 4pm Circle of Life Studio Eagle River, Wisconsin Maximum 6 students at Circle of Life Studio, masking and social distancing required during this mostly outdoor class. Please bring a sack lunch and a beverage as we will be breaking for lunch. Register Online >

INDIGO HARVEST AND FRESH LEAF INDIGO DYEING

May 1, 2021

THURSDAY, JULY 22 9am to Noon Northwoods Community Garden Nicolet College Campus in Rhinelander Learn about Japanese indigo harvest and dyeing with fresh leaves on silk. Each participant will dye a small silk scarf. We will also experience a fresh leaf cellulose vat and take home a sample swatch of reclaimed cloth. Maximum of six…

SOLSTICE BOTANICAL CONTACT PRINTING

May 1, 2021

MONDAY, JUNE 21 10am to 2pm Circle of Life Studio Eagle River, Wisconsin Celebrate the arrival of summer while you explore printing on paper and cloth with plants.  Debra will share basics as you explore the natural world through creativity.  Each season gives us a different experience of making prints.  We will use plants from…

Seasonal Eco Printing (Botanical Contact Printing)

May 1, 2021

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30 10am to 1pm VIRTUAL, with Nicolet College Community Education A kit will be sent to participants with a resource guide and suggestions for foraging your own leaves for your prints.  Participants will need gloves, a mask, and a pot with a minimum 6.5 inches wide by 7 inches deep and a hot…

PAPERMAKING WITH PLANTS AT CIRCLE OF LIFE STUDIO

May 1, 2021

THURSDAY, MAY 27 10am to 2pm Circle of Life Studio Eagle River, Wisconsin Learn the basics of the fine art of hand papermaking in this class while also learning about plants used for papermaking. Paper artist Debra Ketchum Jircik walks students through a brief history and the process of making paper by hand. Learn the…

On Studying the Indigo Dyeing Process from Seed to Dye and Travels to Japan

October 10, 2017

During the past four years, I have been growing persicaria tinctoria, commonly referred to as Japanese Indigo, in northern Wisconsin, and have committed myself to an intense study of indigo.  Thanks in part to a Personal Development Grant from the Surface Design Association (www.surfacedesign.org) , I leave for Japan in just a few days with…