Friday, July 12, 2013

Kathy Colt Studios Presents

Kathy Colt will be out guest speaker for our meeting on October 6th will be opening her studio on

 Friday, July 26th from 4pm to 8pm
Location: 1978 Westminster Way, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia 30307

What's up?  My spring petal-una skirts and scarves are on sale and I have some lovely new pieces made from my original hand-printed cloth (You can view images on her website)!

There are two spaces available in the nuno felt workshop scheduled for Saturday, July 20th from 9am-5:30pm. 

 Here's the link for more info:  I have extended the registration period to the end of the day, Monday, July 15.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013



Sunday Aug 4th 2:00 to 4:00                                                                                                
1705 Commerce Dr NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
Sunday Oct  6th 2:00 to 4:00  
Talk and studio tour by Kathy Colt space is limited and there is a $10.00 fee for this meeting
Kathy is an accomplished Felting Artist please visit her web site and you will be blown away by her lovely designs in felting and nuno felting.
Sunday Dec 1st 2:00 to 4:00 
Martha Andreatos will give a demo on line building and "free form" silk painting.  We have room if you want to bring supplies and make it hands on. Come and play with this fun free flowing design technique.
                                                                                                                                                         Hellenne Vermilliion will give a recap of Kiranada Sterling Benjamin's workshop.  
SEFAA Center 

SEFAA Center 
1705 Commerce Dr NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

When we meet at the SEFAA center we will "pass the hat" the cover the cost of the room rental.  thanks



The rich blue hue of indigo-dyed fabrics has transfixed people for centuries. Indigo, in fact, is among the oldest textile dyes, originating in India and South East Asia and spreading through trade to Europe, Africa and America. One of Georgia’s first cash crops was actually wild indigo!
Now you can explore the process by which a leafy green plant becomes dye that, through oxidation, transforms fabric from green to blue before your eyes. Plus, because it doesn’t require chemicals to be lightfast, indigo is a great place to begin discovering the art of natural dyes. Join Gretchen in two days of indigo dyeing, and go home with a beautiful blue silk scarf of your design.indigo
On the first day, you’ll learn about the chemistry of natural dyes, the history of indigo and try your hand at several techniques including plangi shibori, arashi shibori as well as traditional tie, stitch and clamp resists. On the second day, you’ll design and create your own masterpiece to wear for years to come. Plus, if you have any natural fiber fabrics or yarn at home you’d like to dye, please bring them along!
About the Instructor:Gretchen is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design with a concentration in Fibers. She seeks anything to ignite her passion, spark her creativity and be spiritually grounding. Having studied Fibers in college, she was naturally attracted to textiles and how easily they could be manipulated with color and form.
Gretchen owns a small business, Thrive, where she continually explores the endless possibilities of dyeing in her studio. The products she produces through Thrive are a reflection of her own personal journey and transformation within her practice of meditation and yoga.
Location & Time:Saturday July 13 & 20, 10:00-12:30
Location: The Indie-pendent (Upstairs)
1052 St. Charles Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
Cost:For Georgia Organics Members: $50 + $12 supply fees = $62- Enroll Now!  
For Non-Members: 
$75 + $12 supply fees = $87- Enroll Now!
Want to become a member of Georgia Organics and save on classes while supporting the local food movement? Join today!
Date(s) – 07/13/2013 – 07/20/2013
10:00 am – 12:30 pm

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Monday, July 8, 2013

Next SPA&beyond meeting is Aug 4 Sunday

Silk Painters of Atlanta, SPA&beyond is rising like a Phoenix.  We are now part of SEFAA,, and we will be having regular bimonthly meetings.  Our next meeting is scheduled for:

 Aug 4th 2013
 from 2:00 to 4:00, 
 at the SEFAA center 
1705 Commerce Dr. NW Atlanta GA 30328.

The program will be presented by Hellenne Vermillion.  She attended Kiranada Benjamin's Batik workshop last month and will be sharing what she learned with us.  We also encourage everyone to bring show and tell of their latest work.

We plan to meet every other month on the first Sunday of that month so you can put us on your calendar.  We encourage anyone practicing silk painting or just interested in learning to join us.

Hellenne Vermillion and Martha Andreatos