The Colors of Oaxaca
Dying and Felting Workshop Adventure
February 12th – 19th 2015
Las Tres Amigas, mixed media artists Syd McCutcheon, Mary Stanley, and tour host Colleen Darling are heading back to the magical city of Oaxaca for another fun-filled workshop and cultural adventure. The city of Oaxaca, a UNESCO World Heritage site, has so much to offer with its warm friendly people, delicious food, world-renowned artists, colonial architecture, and pre-Colombian ruins.
The workshop will take its inspiration from the riot of colors that abound in every aspect of life in Oaxaca. The weaving, embroidery, and folk art inspires our wool-felt designs. We will use pre-felt to design a wall hanging or an applique for a purse. These can be embellished with beads, ribbon, embroidery and needle felting. Pre-felts give you the opportunity to do more design and work more quickly than traditional wet felting.
We will visit the Zapotec town of Teotitlan del Valle, home to over 5000 weavers, for a dying class with Eric Chavez Santiago and his family. We will dye with cochineal, indigo, pecans and other plants for a total of 25 different colors. On Tuesday Feb. 17th we will go to San Martin Tilcajete to celebrate Mardi Gras. This town is famous for it’s wood carvers. The men in this village reverse roles for the day and dress up as women. Lots of dancing too. Our time in the colonial city center will include trips to the local markets, diverse museums, and endless opportunities for shopping and ice cream.
For more information or to reserve your spot please contact Colleen Darling at firstname.lastname@example.org